By Carbon County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Cletis Steele
Over the past couple of weeks, our jail population has remained in the 60s and is currently at 65. 21 of our 65 inmates are female and 30 of our 65 inmates are currently serving sentences from either District Court or Justice Court. The majority of the new bookings remain constant with Warrants, Drug Court Holds, Probation Violations, Drug/Alcohol related offenses and Domestic Violence offenses, including Protective Order Violations.
We have had some recent movement at the Sheriff’s Office over the past month, Deputy John Powell has accepted the position of pre-trial tracker, Jennifer Greener has accepted the position of urinalysis technician and Michael Perry has accepted the position of deputy.
Over the past week, our deputies and detectives have been very busy working several burglaries in the Scofield area. Several cabins were burglarized and damaged. Damages and losses exceed $6,000. Two juveniles from the Salt Lake area were taken into custody and charged with burglary, theft and criminal mischief, all felony level offenses.
In the last two weeks, the Sheriff’s Office has teamed up with Adult Probation and Parole to extradite three wanted subjects back to Carbon County from Texas, Colorado and California. All three subjects were on formal probation and were listed NCIC for serious offenses. The trio will appear before the Seventh District Court within the next couple of weeks.
Last week, deputies Mike Hreinson and Casey Alton instructed a 40-hour firearms class that ended with a Department Qualification Shoot at the North Springs Range. The shoot consisted of patrol rifle and pistol qualifications. Deputies Jonathan Mangum and Roseann Willson attended the 2016 Gang Conference and will be instructing a similar type training on May 19th at USU Eastern with the help of Sgt. Lynn Archuleta of the USU Eastern Police Department. On April 26th, Deputies Chad Marrelli, Brandon Wilson, John Powell and Nathan Hepworth completed “Hell Week” SWAT Training in Utah County. The training consisted of 80 hours of tactical training, hard work, team building, shooting, sleep deprivation and physical exhaustion.
Deputy Isaiah Palmer completed the Field Training Management Course at the South Jordan Police Department and is ready to help train new deputies with the Sheriff’s Department. On the week of 16th, Deputies John Powell, Braydon Summarell and Michael Perry will be attending the EVO (Emergency Vehicle Operations) Class offered at POST in Salt Lake.
On Saturday, the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office teamed up with the Division of Wildlife Resources Law Enforcement and the Kiwanis Club on the 1st Annual Cops and Bobbers, Badges and Blades Kids Day at the Carbon County event Center and Fairgrounds Fishing Pond.
Events included an indoor archery event, wildlife identification and fishing. Lunch was then provided by the Kiwanis Club.
Graduation is right around the corner and our youth are outside on a more frequent basis playing and riding their bikes. Please use caution when driving in residential areas and keep your speed down as you never know when a ball followed by a child will run out from behind a parked car.
Carbon County is still being hit hard with telephone scams. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Also, if you get any calls requesting money or other forms of financial assistance and you are not sure if the caller is legitimate, please give us a call before sending any money. Our deputies and detectives will be happy to assist you in any way they can.