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Tuesday, 30 June 2015 15:54

Millard County Sheriff's Office and Millard County Attorney's Office.

The Millard County Sheriffs Office has been actively and aggressively investigating a series of violent incidents alleged to have occurred in April and June of this year in Delta. 

The investigation has come to an end today with the admission of Richard (Rick) L. Jones, Jr to having staged all of the incidents.  We are working with the Millard County Attorneys Office to determine the next step.

We urge community members to continue to be supportive of the Jones family.

Oak City Home Invasion - June 16, 2015
Thursday, 18 June 2015 13:46

On June 16, 2015 at approximately 10:15 PM a subject entered an Oak City home illegally.   The family of the residence had been experiencing similar problems recently, as the perpetrator had entered the same residence the previous night and was chased off.   When the suspect entered a room occupied by a resident of the home on this occasion, one of the residents who was alone in the home at the time, shot at the suspect.  After the firearm was discharged the suspect again, ran away.  There was no indication at the scene that the suspect was injured.  The suspect was described as tall, slender, and wearing tight-fitting black (dark) clothing with a hood and cap.  A Code Red broadcast was made to Oak City residents to make them aware of the possibility of a prowler at large.  K9 teams were dispatched to the scene but were unable to locate the suspect.  Sheriff Dekker urges anyone with information regarding this matter to contact the Sheriff's Office.

The Millard County Sheriffs Office urges all county residents to maintain a constant practice of good security measures in and around their homes.  Securing homes (doors and windows) when unoccupied and also before retiring for the night, closing blinds or drapes at night, and locking vehicles when parked, should be common practice. 

Willow Creek Road Temporarily Closed for Maintenance - June 17, 2015
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 14:38

Thursday, 11 June 2015 13:57

On the evening of June 10, 2015 Grand Central Station, a Delta business, was the victim of a burglary, theft and vandalism.  Grand Central Station is a family owned business, and near the time of the restaurant burglary, the owners of the restaurant were also victimized at their home.

These crimes are the latest in a string of crimes perpetrated against the owners of this local business.  The first incident occurred in April.  Local resident Rick Jones was found unconscious at the family owned business.  He was transported by ambulance to the hospital where he was treated for head/facial bruising and a concussion.

Upon investigation it was learned that $1000 had been stolen from the business safe and there was evidence this was possibly a hate crime.

The Sheriffs Office is currently investigating several different leads in these cases.  There is a reward available to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the perpetrators of these crimes.

Also we would like to encourage all citizens, to report any suspicious persons or circumstance to the Sheriff’s Office dispatch immediately.

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.


Safe Tip

If you hear a noise that sounds like someone breaking in or moving around, quietly call 9-1-1 and wait calmly until the Sheriff's Deputies arrive. If you can leave safely, do so. Otherwise, lock yourself in the room you are in, and pretend to be asleep.

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