Police blotter and happenings:
Police are investigating a string of vehicles purportedly damaged by BB guns on Wednesday night.
On Thursday, Logan City Police Capt. Curtis Hooley said 11 vehicles on the northeast side of Logan had been reported to authorities with shattered windows.
Hooley said officers were still investigating the incidents and no video surveillance footage had yet been recovered. Though unable to say what caused the damage specifically, Hooley said the damage was possibly done by BB guns.
On Thursday, David Hibshman told The Herald Journal he noticed a family member’s Jeep had been spiderwebbed with holes consistent with BBs. Hibshman said roughly six of the neighbors on his block just south of Logan Regional Hospital had also sustained vehicle damage.
“You feel like you’ve been violated when people destroy your property randomly like that,” Hibshman said.
If history is any indication, Hooley said incidents like these are usually perpetrated by teenagers unaware of the extent of harm caused.
“It doesn’t happen frequently, but it does happen,” Hooley said. “It costs thousands of dollars in damage.”
On Jan. 28 around 4 p.m., a woman was booked into the Cache County Jail on suspicion of throwing a knife at a co-worker after “fighting with her boyfriend.” The knife didn’t hit anyone, and the woman claimed it was an accident, but four witnesses told deputies it was intentional. Formal charges have yet to be filed.
On Jan. 27 around 10:15 a.m., deputies responded to a report of crypto-currency fraud in the amount of $7,000.
On Jan. 26 around 4 p.m., law enforcement responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle traveling north on U.S. Highway 91 in northern Cache County. The suspicious vehicle was described as a box truck without license plates and was reported to be driving in the middle of the road.
“Despite searching the area for an extended period of time I was unable to locate and identify the occupants. No ATL was requested as no crime was reported,” deputies wrote.
On Jan. 26 around 4 p.m., officers responded to a report of three dogs and a pig running free through the streets of Nibley.
Payton Rowdee Quire, 18, was ordered to return to jail on Monday after being released despite court orders.
Quire faces two counts in the 1st District for incidents alleged to have happened in September: first-degree rape and third-degree aggravated assault.
During Quire’s appearance on Monday, it was revealed that he had been released from jail despite being held on a no-bail status. Quire, who appeared in court via conference call, told the court he paid bail and was released.
“They may have gone against the court’s order,” Judge Brandon Maynard said.
Cache County prosecutors argued for Quire to be remanded to jail, citing the facts of the case. Prosecutor Griffin Hazard told the court Quire “held the victim down by her throat” during an argument and raped her. Quire then made incriminating statements via social media, Hazard said.
Defense attorney Joseph Saxton argued the statements made by Quire lacked context, and that probable cause that a crime is committed is not substantial evidence of a crime — a standard required to be held without bail.
“His criminal record, quite frankly, is clean,” Saxton said.
However, Maynard said there was substantial evidence for the charges and noted a threat to the safety of the victim and the community. Quire is currently being held in the Cache County Jail.
Amy Kay Green, 50, narrowly avoided jail on Monday during sentencing for a single third-degree count of communications fraud.
An affidavit filed with the courts states Green sold a car to a man for $2,400 that was repossessed a few days after the sale. Police alleged Green then used the bank account of a 77-year-old victim with Alzheimer’s disease to refund the car’s buyer. She pleaded guilty on Dec. 14 and one third-degree theft charge was dismissed.
During time set for sentencing, Judge Brandon Maynard sentenced Green to 90 days in jail and 40 hours of community service. She was ordered to report to the Cache County Jail by Wednesday at 8 p.m.
“This isn’t your first rodeo,” Maynard said.
Green then expressed to the court numerous health issues that would make a jail sentence nearly impossible. Maynard amended the sentence to be served on an ankle monitor and reduced the community service to 20 hours.
“There are somethings that just don’t come through on a presentence report, aren’t there?” Maynard said.
William Darrell Joyner, 53, was set to appear for a preliminary hearing during his appearance in 1st District Court on Monday. The preliminary hearing was scheduled for March 1.
Joyner faces two third-degree counts of lewdness involving a child.
According to an affidavit filed with the court, Joyner exposed himself in an aisle of a grocery store and “masterbated in a public place.” Two girls under the age of 14 were present during the incident, police allege.
Joyner was released from the Cache County Jail after posting $5,000 bail.