Ivins Detective Tracks Down Suspect Using Footprints

Ivins Public Safety

IVINS – An Ivins man was arrested on drug and other charges after a detective with the police department used the suspect’s footprints to locate him.

Lt. Jay Randall said the 27-year-old was stopped on a routine traffic stop just before 10 a.m. today, when the officer asked the suspect to exit the vehicle. While talking to the man, the officer discovered the car was not registered to the driver, had no insurance and the driver did not have a valid driver’s license. As the officer began questioning the man, the man allegedly took off running.

Randall said several officers arrived to help locate the suspect, but it was the detective, using the suspect’s footprints, who tracked down the suspect who was hiding in a nearby shed. As they arrested the suspect, the detective noted that he was no longer wearing the coat he had been wearing when he was pulled over.

Randall said the coat, and what appeared to be marijuana and methamphetamine, was found nearby. The suspect was charged with carrying a weapon by a restricted person, failure to stop for an officer, expired driver’s license, marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, trespassing and no proof of insurance.

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