Police Seek Help In Washington City Theft
Investigators need help finding a man who stole some private property near a Washington City gas station. Investigators say the suspect stole the items early in the morning of March 17th at the station on South Green Springs Drive. The Hispanic man in his 20s was driving a late 90s or early 2000s dark blue Ford pickup when he committed the theft. You're asked to call Washington City police if you have any information.
Ivers to Leave Utah Shakespeare Festival

THE UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED THE RESIGNATION OF ONE OF ITS TWO ARTISTIC DIRECTORS. UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR DAVID IVERS HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RESIGNATION. IVERS INDICATES THAT HE WILL SOON BE TAKING A POSITION WITH ANOTHER THEATRICAL COMPANY. USF’S JOSH STAVROS EXPRESSED APPRECIATION FOR IVERS’ CONTRIBUTION OVER THE YEARS. IVERS’ FORMER CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR BRIAN VAUGHN WILL CONTINUE AS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AT THE FESTIVAL.

Trail Closure Possible?
A lack of restrooms near the Kanarraville Falls trail could limit the number of people that use it. The city is currently seeking a lease for the land which includes the Falls in case one day they need to limit how many people hike, according to Saint George News. The city says they need to protect the creek which is their source of water and it's not feasible to actually install a restroom. The city adds they wouldn't take the step of limits without first trying education. A recent federal estimate of annual hikers to the Falls was 40-thousand.
DPS Officer Chraged
A Department of Public Safety officer is facing a D-U-I charge in Garfield County. Investigators say Jason Whitehead was on his way to dive training on April 24th when they received calls of a reckless driver in Iron and Garfield counties. Sheriff's office investigators also reportedly found an open bottle of liquor in Whitehead's car. He's facing three charges on top of the D-U-I in the case, including carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence. He's currently on administrative leave.
Cedar Man Charged for Taking Video of Pre-Teen in Shower
A Cedar City man is charged with sexual exploitation of a minor after police say he videotaped a pre-teen girl while she used a shower. Investigators say the girl was showering in Patrick Ward's home and found the camera in the bathroom. She told an adult who then informed police about it. Ward is also facing child endangerment and drug counts in the case following his Tuesday night arrest.
Kane County Treasurer Sentenced
The former Kane County treasurer who stole tens of thousands of dollars will spend a month behind bars. A judge also ordered Georgia Baca to pay over 35-thousand dollars in restitution after she agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors that saw them drop most of the charges against her yesterday The Spectrum reports authorities started looking into Baca after county employees discovered deposits that were going into a personal account. Investigators say Baca took the money over a roughly two year period ending in January of 2016.
No Charges in E-Mail Incident
No charges will be filed against Iron County officials for trying to access the emails of three sheriff's office employees, including Sheriff Mark Gower. The State Attorney General's Office decided late last week to not file any charges in the 2015 case after looking into the matter for more than a year. The "Spectrum" reports the investigation stemmed from accusations of trying to access the emails while attempting to reinstate a former employee.
Probation for Man Who Aimed Weapon at Police Officer
A man accused of pointing a sniper rifle at an off-duty police officer in her home and breaking in will be sentenced in the case next month. Nathan Gardiner agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors yesterday after he broke into the officer's Hurricane home in April of 2016. Gardiner also reportedly assaulted three police officers when they caught up with him shortly after the incident. His attorney tells The Spectrum the agreement calls for the state to not recommend any time behind bars so long as Gardiner doesn't violate a long probation.
Zinke Reviews Bears Ears
U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says he will listen to all sides before making any decision about two national monuments in Utah. Zinke spent part of yesterday hiking in Bears Ears National Monument with Governor Herbert, Congressman Bob Bishop and other state lawmakers. Zinke's group returned from the hike to find protesters who called on him to keep the national monument designation given to the area by President Obama. Utah officials are urging him to eliminate or reduce the area the monument designation covers, saying it interferes with potential development and hurts the local economy.