Hurricane, LaVerkin police catch car thieves, multi-count arrest

Arrest by Hurricane and La Verkin Police Department action | Image by St. George News
Arrest by Hurricane and La Verkin Police Department action | Image composite by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

LA VERKIN – Thursday afternoon, La Verkin City Police aided Hurricane City Police in apprehending individuals involved in a car theft.

A spokesman for the La Verkin Police Department said two La Verkin males, a 21-year-old and 20-year-old, were pursued and arrested by La Verkin City and Hurricane City Police. While investigating the incident, police discovered a firearm, drugs, and paraphernalia in the presence of a minor.

The 21-year-old was arrested on counts of possession of a weapon while intoxicated, child endangerment, drug possession and possession of paraphernalia. The 20-year-old was also arrested on counts of child endangerment and drug and paraphernalia possession.

Note:  Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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Arrest by Hurricane and La Verkin Police Department action | Image by St. George News
Arrest by Hurricane and La Verkin Police Department action | Image composite by Joyce Kuzmanic, St. George News

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4 Comments

  • Dan Lester December 27, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Did they by any chance steal the car on Christmas Eve outside of Grace Episcopal Church during the Christmas Eve Service? Talk about sleazy, whoever did that one. Single mother, choir member, forgot purse in car, and after service they were gone. Purse and car both.

  • Dan Lester December 27, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    The car stolen was a silver Honda Civic

  • ken December 27, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Well where are the charges for car theft which is what the headline states?

  • Brett December 28, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    From http://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/arrests/ looks like it was two brothers (they have the same last name) from La Verkin.

    Yes, it is interesting that there are no auto theft charges. The ages coincide, and the charges mentioned, also coincide.

    And yes, that is extremely despicable to steal a car from a church parking lot on Christmas Eve. Apparently, Marijuana impedes judgement somewhat. Who would have thought!

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