Exploding fireworks on Thursday were all in the sky, but on Friday it was an incident on the ground that exploded into an arrest for an area man. Carbon County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a public disturbance call and found Tracy Ambrose smashing car windows, screaming and yelling.
Deputies took Ambrose, 36, into custody and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, making a false alarm, and making terroristic and violent threats. Carbon County Chief Deputy Tom Stefanoff said Ambrose was not directing the threats to any specific person, but they were more general threats that the deputies felt warranted the arrest.
This wasn’t the first time Ambrose and law enforcement have met.
Last November, Ambrose was arrested for stealing a pickup on Old Wellington Road. He then drove the pickup to Pierce Oil in Price and stole another pickup.
Carbon County Sheriff’s deputies, Price Police and Utah Highway Patrol troopers gave chase. Ambrose drove through a fence at the old Division of Wildlife Resources building and wound his way into a residential area of northwest Price.
Law enforcement officers cornered Ambrose who jumped out of the truck and fled up a hill. Stefanoff and Price Police officer John Bowen pursued Ambrose and took him into custody.
Ambrose was charged in that incident with driving on an expired license, two counts of theft, fleeing to avoid arrest, among others.