More than 20 officers respond to DSU student housing complex

January 2017 file photo depicts a patrol vehicle in front of the Dixie State University Campus Police Department, Jan. 28, 2017 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — More than 20 officers from numerous agencies responded to dormitories at Dixie State University Friday night in what appeared to be a drug-related incident.

Just before 9 p.m. officers from the Dixie State University Department of Public Safety responded to the incident at the university’s Nisson Towers.

Other agencies called to assist included officers from St. George Police Department, Hurricane Police Department, Washington City Police Department and the Washington County Drug Task Force. The response also included K-9 assistance from four agencies.

St. George Police Officer Lona Trombley confirmed Saturday the St. George Police Department’s assistance in the incident but could not provide further information because the St. George Police Department is not the incident’s investigating agency.

Though the exact nature of the incident has yet to be confirmed, a witness said it appeared to be drug-related.

St. George News has requested additional information from the Dixie State University Department of Public Safety but has not received a statement as of this report’s publication.

This report is based on information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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9 Comments

  • mmsandie October 29, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    What drugs at college in Mormon territory.. ? Don,t they have a house mother to watch people come in. And out.. what about smells in the hallway? Or get a dog to sniff out drugs as they enter?..

    • mesaman October 29, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Your comment is juvenile and thinly veiled.

  • utahdiablo October 29, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Only Dopes use Dope……Just say No….or do time, your choice….. plenty of room in lockup

  • comments October 29, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    20 officers? what was this, the largest meth bust in UT history? That’s 20 officers that used this as a convenient excuse to get out of doing traffic patrol.

    • Caveat_Emptor October 30, 2017 at 7:04 am

      Fair observation.
      We have to ask what protocol dispatches 20 LEOs to DSU?
      The term overkill comes to mind. Surprised that Hurricane didn’t bring over their MRAP-conversion just for back-up.

  • Redbud October 30, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Don’t you guys get it? We need more than 20 police cars to swoop down and shield the public from the college kids who would dare taint the goody-goody religious atmosphere at the University. Quickly sweep it all under the rug, and nonchalantly announce “move along now, nothing to see here!” All is well in Zion!

  • St. G October 30, 2017 at 9:00 am

    St. G is an interesing place to be a cop. On the one hand, the weather is good; on the other, it doesn’t exactly offer police the opportunity for as much “action”, as say, Las Legas or LA. This results in a degree of monotony. It’s only natural for police to take it out a bit on college students—some of whom give police easy provocation for “cop fun.”

    I am a somewhat affluent grandpa type, so police treat me great. In my neighborhood, Police respond quickly, politely, and assertively. They give us pervasive sense of safety. Still, I warn younger visitors to St.G that police may be a bit bored here and will have their eye on them in hopes of a bit of “throw down.”

    • Real Life October 30, 2017 at 9:12 am

      Exactly. They have nothing better to do.

  • DoYourHomework October 31, 2017 at 2:57 am

    Since citizens volunteer to fund the police and the police here have all the latest and greatest technology with no real crime to use it on. This becomes the outcome. Do they need new cars evey fiscal year? Do they need the unmarked minivan pickup truck to fight crime? Its the tactical approach that im gonna catch you speeding instead of we have a war on drugs yet drugs flow freely on every street. Quit funding the budgets for these gangs make them work for that paycheck like we do. Why inform and make their job easier when they wont inform the public of a 20 officer response? Yet next year they will have the newest cars and technologies that u pay for and at 8am on bluff that purple$80,000 unmarked very necessary crime fighter will have you pulledover writing a serious criminal no seatbelt ticket or going 36 in 35mph to kerp u safe.

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