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Friday, 20 November 2015 14:50

On the evening of November 19, 2015, deputies from the Millard County Sheriff’s Office investigated a report of a suspicious vehicle and person in Fillmore. Two people were found in the SUV. A check of the license plate showed that the vehicle, a 1993 GMC Suburban, had been stolen out of Grantsville, Utah. Enrique Bejarano, age 41, and Mirna Mendez-Escamilla, age 34, both of Ogden, Utah, were arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle.

After further investigation, Bejarano was also charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Fraudulent Financial Transaction Cards (credit cards), and Forgery. Other charges may be coming. The investigation also linked Bejarano and Mendez-Escamilla to auto burglaries in the St. George area.


Wednesday, 18 November 2015 16:41

On the afternoon of November 17, 2015, Millard County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a call of suspicious activity at a Meadow gas station that suggested drug possession and use by a customer. Sheriff’s deputies responded, along with an agent with the Central Utah Narcotics Task Force, and a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper. A car driven by the suspect was leaving the station as the first deputy arrived. A traffic stop was initiated. After an investigation, which included a search of the car, the driver, Phillip Carmel Cardenas, age 32, of Bakersfield, California, was arrested and booked into the Millard County Jail on charges of Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Driving on a Suspended Driver License.

Two passengers were in the car with Cardenas. There was not sufficient probable cause at that time to arrest them. The investigation continued and on the morning of November 18, Joseph S Cardenas, age 55, and Julia Cadena, age 28, both of Bakersfield California, were located in a Fillmore area motel. They were each arrested on charges of Possession Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and booked into the Millard County Jail.

A significant amount of methamphetamine, with a street value near $15,000, and over $10,000 in cash was seized. The suspects are being held pending an appearance in Fourth District Court.

Monday, 16 November 2015 16:50

On 11-09-15 the Millard County Sheriff’s Office received information from a social media corporation, pursuant to a court order which had been obtained earlier in the investigation. Using this information and other results of the investigation, the case was solved. Because Utah State Law requires cases involving juveniles to remain confidential, no further information will be provided to the public. The Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community for their interest, support, and the information provided during the investigation. Although time-consuming and convoluted, these cases demonstrate that even in the tangled web of cyberspace, those responsible for criminal activity may be identified. It is hoped that the outpouring of support, and the successful completion of this investigation will reinforce an ongoing discouragement of cyber bullying and related digital belligerence.

Fishlake National Forest Press Release Prescribed Fire and Mechanical Projects
Wednesday, 07 October 2015 13:58

Beaver Ranger District is preparing for prescribed fire and mechanical projects, click HERE to read more

VINE MOBILE - July 22, 2013
Monday, 22 July 2013 15:48

Monday, 15 August 2011 13:30

Citizens can send anonymous text and web tips to the Millard County Sheriff’s Office

The Millard County Sheriff’s Office has announced a new service to allow members of the public to provide anonymous tips to law enforcement. The service, called TipSoft, was recently announced by Attorney General Mark Shurtleff as a statewide initiative involving more than 50 law enforcement agencies throughout the State of Utah. Starting today, citizens can submit anonymous tips to the Millard County Sheriff’s Office through the Web, smartphone app, or by sending a text message to “CRIMES” (274637) with the keyword MCSOTIP.

“The widespread use of text messaging makes it easy for the public to help law enforcement agencies fight crime,” said Sheriff Robert Dekker. “And with TipSoft, they can know that it’s safe for them to do the right thing without ever disclosing their identity.”

TipSoft, which is made by Draper-based CrimeReports, allows agencies and members of the public to exchange messages back and forth through a completely secure and anonymous channel.

Sheriff Dekker said, “The public often has information that can help prevent or solve a crime. This tool gives them a safe way to share that information. We still urge citizens to come forward and talk to us but for those that have safety concerns, this will give them a way to contact us, allow us to have communication with them and they still stay anonymous.”

Since launching its mobile capabilities in 2009, TipSoft has received more than 2 million tips, 145,000 arrests have been made, 55,000 fugitives caught, more than $5.3 billion recovered in drugs and property, 11,000 vehicles recovered, and 22,000 weapons recovered.

Citizens are encouraged to use TipSoft to report information about any non-urgent illegal activity, such as unsolved crimes, vandalism, theft, the sale and distribution of drugs or information about crimes that are being planned in the community or in schools.


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