Aggravated robbery involving BB gun gets 2 women arrested

HURRICANE — Two women were arrested Sunday evening on felony charges for their alleged role in an armed robbery involving a BB gun.

Sarah Strem, of St. George, bookings photo, September 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Sarah Strem, of St. George, booking photo posted September 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Around 9 p.m. Sunday, a robbery was reported to the Hurricane City Police Department that had taken place in the area of 400 North and 2680 West, according to a press release from Hurricane City Police.

A man who lives at the home where the robbery occurred told police that a woman he knows came to his home with a gun, kicked in the door and demanded money and drugs. The woman with the gun was identified by police as 20-year-old Sarah Strem, of St. George.

“The male victim stated (Strem) held the gun at him and demanded his cell phone,” a Hurricane City Police officer wrote in the probable cause statement. “The male stated he removed his phone from his pocket and gave it to her. The victim states the female told him she will be back and as she left, (she) removed electronic equipment from the residence.”

When Strem left, the man fled to a neighbor’s home and called police.

When police arrived on scene, they found a white SUV in front of the man’s house with two women inside. The SUV was about to leave the scene when it was stopped by officers.

Taylor Morrison, of Hurricane, Utah, bookings photo, September 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Taylor Morrison, of Hurricane, Utah, booking photo posted September 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

Strem was a passenger in the vehicle, and 20-year-old Taylor Morrison, of Hurricane, was identified as the driver. Both were arrested and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.

The handgun involved in the robbery turned out to be a BB gun.

A search of the SUV produced the items stolen from the man’s home, as well as drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to a probable cause statement.

Strem was charged with two first-degree felony counts of aggravated robbery and aggravated burglary, a third-degree felony for drug possession, and two misdemeanors for criminal mischief and drug paraphernalia.

Morrison was charged with two second-degree felonies of conspiracy and two misdemeanors for receiving stolen property and drug paraphernalia.

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

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  • ladybugavenger September 14, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Maybe these two won’t be released soon, they need a wake up call cuz the first time they were arrested meant nothing to them. They need some real consequences. I use to work with … (before her arrests) she was on meth then, and shes gone further and further down. How low will she go until she stops? How many people have to die or get hurt before this group of people stop?
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • ladybugavenger September 15, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Listen, this girl I worked with (whos name i cant mention it will be edited) was a kind hearted, hard working girl that wanted to achieve greatness. She went from that to 2 articles in the st George news for crimes. She went from wanting to achieve greatness to being lost, addicted to drugs, arrested, both court cases still pending. Meth and heroin got a hold of her. I really hope she opens her eyes and I hope she gets Mandatory Rehab. Will something, like rehab, that is forced and ordered upon someone work? It can. It can work. Will it work here, I don’t know but I would hope that this girl could be saved from this dark world she walked into and became lost and powerless over her own choices. I hope she is held accountable for her actions. Many of her friends coddled her in perhaps, fear of judgement from her,perhaps in fear of looking intolerant in a world that wants to be so tolerant of everyone. Is that being co dependant to her? Im no doctor but i think so. You can’t be weak and sweet and loving to drug addicts. They will take everything from you.You have be, intolerant, tough and strong because they are weak

  • beentheredonethat September 15, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Meth and heroine got a hold on her? More like she got ahold of meth and heroine. I hope she spends a lengthy prison sentence to kick her habit.

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