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UCSO To Offer FREE R.A.D. Women Basic Self Defense Class

The Utah County Sheriff's Office is offering a FREE R.A.D. Women basic self defense class. 15 hours of instruction over 2 weeks.

Posted On : 08/19/2019

Blue Line Ladies Hosting Fundraiser For Law Enforcement Trauma Plates

Blue Line Ladies is holding a fundraising event in Pleasant Grove. They raise funds to help better protect and train police officers. Two Officers will also be recognized for their service.

Posted On : 08/16/2019

August 20, 2019 Board of Equalization Meeting

Posted On : 08/16/2019


Posted On : 08/16/2019


Posted On : 08/15/2019

19 Year Old Eagle Mountain Man Missing - Last Seen August 9

A 19 year old Eagle Mountain man spoke to his mother on August 8 and was seen by friends on US Hwy 40 near Strawberry Reservoir.

Posted On : 08/13/2019

Next UCSO Teachers Academy Set To Start

Beginning September 4 the Utah County Sheriff's Office will conduct another Teachers Academy over six class sessions. Slots in the class are limited and are filling fast!

Posted On : 08/09/2019

Utah County Planning Commission

Utah County Planning Commission Agenda Aug. 20, 2019

Posted On : 08/06/2019

Skateboarding Down Squaw Peak Road - 19 Year Old Injured

A 19 year old Eagle Mountain man sustained serious injuries after he ran into a car while skateboarding on Squaw Peak road in Provo Canyon

Posted On : 08/06/2019

Payson Man Arrested On Serious Felony Charges Including Kidnapping And Assault

A Payson man is in jail after he fled from Deputies and Police. His charges include aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, drug possession, vehicle theft, DUI, and more. This is not his first time.

Posted On : 07/31/2019

Man and Woman Arrested After Investigators Received Tips From The Public

A man and woman were arrested after Deputies received tips from the public in response to a request from investigators to help identify them in relation to a theft case they were investigating.

Posted On : 07/30/2019

Name Of Victim In Bridal Veil Falls Death

The 23 year old man from Mexico who was killed by falling debris on July 28, 2019 is Fernando Alderete Salazar. Family is working with the Mexican Consulate to return him to Mexico.

Posted On : 07/30/2019

A 23 Year Old Man Died After Debris Fell And Struck Him At Bridal Veil Falls

A 23 year old man visiting from Mexico died today when debris - likely a log - fell on him at the base of Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.

Posted On : 07/28/2019

21 Year Old West Valley City Man Died After Jumping Off Bridge Into Provo River

A 21 year old West Valley City man died after jumping off a pedestrian bridge, near the Olmstead Diversion Dam, into the Provo River. His body was recovered nearly 3.5 hours after jumping in.

Posted On : 07/28/2019

Upcoming Truth-In-Taxation Meetings in Utah County

Several cities in Utah County are holding public hearings to consider increases in their Property Tax Rates.

Posted On : 07/22/2019

18 Year Old Critically Injured After Fall Near Old Thistle Slide

An 18 year old young man was critically injured after he fell from an old overflow tunnel in the area of the old Thistle mudslide. He and several friends were trespassing in the tunnel when he fell.

Posted On : 07/19/2019

UCSO K9 Killed In Tragic Accident

A Utah County Sheriff's Office K9 - named Havoc - was killed this morning after it ran from his handler while taking a break near the shore of Utah Lake in Vineyard.

Posted On : 07/16/2019

Wallsburg Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse And Witness Tampering

A 59 year old man from Wallsburg has been arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on charges of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and tampering with a witness.

Posted On : 07/16/2019

A Man & Woman Died In Payson Canyon After Apparent Suicide & Accidental Shooting

A man and woman have died after an apparent suicide and accidental shooting in Payson Canyon. They had a child together and had reportedly been arguing for several hours.

Posted On : 07/06/2019

Two Arrested And Charged With Distributing Drugs In Jail

Two people have been arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail after drugs were discovered in mail sent by one of them to the other.

Posted On : 07/01/2019

URS Contribution Problem Partially Corrected

Contributions being made by Utah County have been corrected moving forward, but the issue of past contribution shortages is still being addressed.

Posted On : 06/24/2019

Home Burned In Provo Canyon

A home near South Fork Road in Provo Canyon burned overnight. Evidence is being evaluated and the investigation will continue for at least several more days.

Posted On : 06/16/2019

20 Year Old Texas Man Rescued From Mt. Timpanogos

A 20 year old Texas Man is safe after he got stranded on an avalanche ice field and had to be brought down by Search and Rescue.

Posted On : 06/16/2019

A Pregnant Woman Crashed Into A Rock Wall Outside A Home In Eagle Mountain

A woman who is 27 weeks pregnant may have experienced a medical emergency before she crashed into a rock wall a few blocks from her home in Eagle Mountain.

Posted On : 06/13/2019

Concerned Eagle Mountain Mother Turned Her Son In After Seeing Facebook Post

After seeing a post on the UCSO Eagle Mountain Facebook page about graffiti, a woman believed her son was involved. She called and reported this. The other person involved was also identified.

Posted On : 06/12/2019

** Victim Identified ** 59 Year Old Idaho Man Dies In Hang Gliding Accident

A 59 year old man from Rupert, Idaho died after the hang glider he was flying fell approximately 50 feet at Point of the Mountain Flight Park. This was his first solo flight.

Posted On : 06/11/2019

SGT Cory Wride Remembered By Carjacking Victim And Her Children

The woman whose car was stolen as part of a crime spree the day Sergeant Cory Wride was killed and Deputy Greg Sherwood was shot is teaching her children the meaning of respect and sacrifice.

Posted On : 06/05/2019

Stolen Goldendoodle Puppy Returned To Owner

A Goldendoodle puppy stolen from the Puppy Barn in Vineyard has been returned. The case has been forwarded to the Utah County Attorney's office.

Posted On : 06/03/2019

Soldier Pass Public Shooting Range Construction Update

Many have inquired regarding the status of the public shooting range at Soldier Pass. Here is the latest. Not yet open, but we are close!

Posted On : 05/29/2019

Former UCSO Employee To Be Charged After Taking Drugs Stored As Evidence

A former Evidence Technician with the Utah County Sheriff's Office will be charged criminally after co-workers discovered he had illegally taken drugs being stored as evidence.

Posted On : 05/17/2019

Soldier Pass Public Shooting Range Temporarily Closed

The public shooting range at Soldier Pass is temporarily closed while entering a new phase of construction.

Posted On : 04/09/2019

Sheriff Smith Urges Caution While Engaging In Shooting Activities

Utah County Sheriff Mike Smith supports keeping public lands open for use and encourages people to use safe shooting practices when engaging in shooting sports.

Posted On : 03/07/2019

Volunteer Injured In Fall On Mt. Timpanogos - Hoisted Out By DPS Helicopter

A volunteer with the Timpanogos Emergency Response Team spent the night on Mt. Timpanogos after he was injured following a slide and fall. A Utah DPS helicopter hoisted him down early this morning.

Posted On : 07/09/2017