Police News Desk

Orem Police Department

14 hours 25 minutes ago

Daily Shenanigans

-4 Warrant Arrests

-We responded to a report of two people 'hot boxing" in their car on Geneva Road. When we got there, we found two men smoking the reefer, one of which had a $25,000 warrant. We found weed, and DAB. One man was cited, the other was arrested. #noshirtsnoshoesnodice

-Catalytic converter theft is on the rise so be aware. We've had three reported in the past two days.

-We responded to a tanning Salon after they called about a woman who had been in one of the beds marinating for over 45 minutes. We were able to wake the women up, who appeared to be under the influence. She had several warrants for her arrest. Fortunately, she was nice and tan for her upcoming vacation at the "All-Inclusive" resort in Spanish Fork. #threehotsandacot

-We responded to a business on Geneva Road when a man was hit by a forklift. The man had a severe leg injury and we were able to get a tourniquet on before the medics arrived.

-A man was cited after he was caught shoplifting at Smiths. He tried to put a T-Bone steak down his pants and leave without paying for it. #welljustletthatmarinate

-Officer Cook stopped a car for weaving in and out of the travel lane. The driver was arrested for DUI and a warrant.

Orem Police Department

14 hours 25 minutes ago

Daily Shenanigans

-4 Warrant Arrests

-We responded to a report of two people 'hot boxing" in their car on Geneva Road. When we got there, we found two men smoking the reefer, one of which had a $25,000 warrant. We found weed, and DAB. One man was cited, the other was arrested. #noshirtsnoshoesnodice

-Catalytic converter theft is on the rise so be aware. We've had three reported in the past two days.

-We responded to a tanning Salon after they called about a woman who had been in one of the beds marinating for over 45 minutes. We were able to wake the women up, who appeared to be under the influence. She had several warrants for her arrest. Fortunately, she was nice and tan for her upcoming vacation at the "All-Inclusive" resort in Spanish Fork. #threehotsandacot

-We responded to a business on Geneva Road when a man was hit by a forklift. The man had a severe leg injury and we were able to get a tourniquet on before the medics arrived.

-A man was cited after he was caught shoplifting at Smiths. He tried to put a T-Bone steak down his pants and leave without paying for it. #welljustletthatmarinate

-Officer Cook stopped a car for weaving in and out of the travel lane. The driver was arrested for DUI and a warrant.

Keep your rage in a cage, if it's not yours don't touch it, eat it don't tweet it, hugs not drugs and the more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. Back by popular demand - #thatsnotapocket
-LT

Orem Police Department

1 day 13 hours ago

Daily Shenanigans

-6 Warrant Arrests

-Our medics came out to check out a guy who thought he drank some Meth. He was checked and relesed. #MethainDew

-A man and woman were arguing near 600 N. 1200 W. When we stopped to talk to them, the woman was carrying a lock box that she said had Marijuana residue in it. We asked to look inside, she didn't want us to, so we wrote a search warrant for the box. Inside was Meth and Weed. When we checked the name that she gave us, we found out that she was lying. We did some checking and found her real name and the warrants associated with said name. She was taken to the pokey.

-We responded to a report of a family fight. We suspected the wife of assaulting her husband and when we tried to arrest her, she thought it would be a good idea to kick and head-butt one of our officers. Needless to say, she was taken to the pokey for several charges.

-Some packages were stolen off of a porch near 100 N. 1000 E. We have some video surveillance that we will be posting soon. #youcanturnyourselfinnowifyouwant

-We responded to a report of a woman chasing a man around with a knife at the UTA Trax station. We found the woman and was able to arrest her. We figured out that she did in fact try to stab the man but he was able to get away. She was arrested and taken to the pokey on an Aggravated Assault charge.

-Officer Twigg stopped a car with a broken brake light. After one of our K-9's smelled some drugs, the car was searched. During the search, some baggies of Meth were found inside a full bottle of motor oil. #onlyworksontv

-Sgt. Anderson stopped a car for having revoked registration. When the driver saw him, he turned down a cul-de-sac and tried to leave on foot. When Sgt. Anderson talked to the driver, he smelled weed. When the car was searched, he found; Weed and Shrooms. The driver was arrested for; DUI, Possession with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Marijuana, No DL and Revoked Registration.

-Officer Winder stoped a car for not having insurance. He ended up searching the car, found Meth and Weed.

Orem Police Department

4 days 11 hours ago

The results are in, for last nights Children's Justice Center (CJC) fundraisers at the Orem and Provo Sizzler locations. Orem PD (along with one UCSO Deputy and two Lehi Officers) raised $3,241 and our brothers from another mother (Provo PD) raised $2,527. It was close this year but we edged em out (we promised not to gloat so we won't, but we just did).

We appreciate all of your support and love being able to help the CJC who in turn is able to help so many kids with this money!

Orem Police Department

4 days 13 hours ago

Special for today only! Stop by and see us.

#theofficialsnackof420

Keep your rage in a cage, if it's not yours don't touch it, eat it don't tweet it, hugs not drugs and the more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. Back by popular demand - #thatsnotapocket
-LT

*this is Photoshop so please don't stop by looking for a Dorritos vending machine because it's not there.

Orem Police Department

5 days 6 hours ago

Orem Police Department

5 days 6 hours ago

Look at the motley crew that will be serving you at Sizzler in Orem. We'll be here from 4-8 tonight. All of the tips raised will be going to the Children's Justice Center. We're on a hot streak and we always beat Provo PD! Help us keep the streak going!

Orem Police Department

5 days 8 hours ago

Reminder!

Bring the family to Sizzler in Orem starting at 4PM! Our officers and detectives will be there helping serve customers. All of the tips earned will be donated to the Children's Justice Center CJC. The CJC provides services for children that have been sexually or physically abused. Please come see us and bring your friends #steakandmalibuforall

Orem Police Department

1 week 21 minutes ago

We were just PM'ing a young lady who shared a post about someone she knows who got a ticket today, by one of our officers, and wasn't very pleased. Made us think about sharing a little info about traffic enforcement..........Here comes the soap box moment.

Tickets, no one likes getting them, me included and I've had my share. Tickets are a way to gain compliance to our traffic laws. Traffic laws are there for your safety and ours. Sometimes we gain compliance by verbal warnings. Sometimes we gain compliance by posting information about upcoming stings (like when we say that we are going to do a crosswalk sting). Sometimes we gain compliance by handing out tickets. Sometime we gain compliance by making an arrest. Either way, compliance is all we are looking for. In doing so, we hope to make our City streets a bit safer for you, your family, and ours.

Some people will understand why they got a ticket, some won't and some don't want to understand. We know it's not super fun to get a ticket that usually costs upwards of $130 after all the "fees", we get it, it sucks. It is however, part of our job........keeping the streets safe for the motoring public.

People talk of "quotas" at the local PD level. I personally have been a cop for 20 years, I have written a LOT of tickets, I mean a LOT. I was a Trooper for a few years, back then I would have written my mom a ticket 😉 I can tell you in that past 20 years, I have never won the toaster oven (for those youngsters out there, a toaster over is - an electrical appliance designed like a small oven, used for toasting bread and for broiling or baking small quantities of various other foods) for writing all those tickets. All I ever got, was a lousy pay-check for doing my job. Yes folks, writing tickets and enforcing the traffic laws is part of our job. I have never heard of a department that has a "quota", a department that says "you have to go out and write X amount of tickets per day. Now, if we check "stats" on our officers and an officer has stopped zero cars and written zero tickets in a month, we will find out why. As we all know, in Utah there are traffic violations a plenty and if you don't see a few while working 160 hours a month, something is amiss. This is no different than someone who works in sales, being asked by their boss, why their sales are low.........a salesmen job is to sell, a police officers job is to protect the rights of our citizens and enforce the laws passed by our City and State politicians. We don't make em, we just enforce em.

The thing that is super cool about our laws is; if you don't agree with them, try to get them changed. Another cool thing is; if you get a ticket, feel it wasn't warranted and was unjust.......take it to court, the judge may side with you. I have personally lost tickets in court, we don't take it personal. We leave and go back out there and do our jobs. Some people don't like us, some tolerate us and some love us......part of the job.

One of the first questions people ask me when they find out that I'm a cop is; "do you like donuts" (Nope) and the second one is; "what's the best way to get out of a ticket"? PoliceOne.com said it best:

Attitude: If the driver has a bad one, the warning option never enters the equation. There’s a reason we refer to the “attitude test.” If a driver is stopped and remains courteous and respectful, the odds of a warning soar upward.

Driving History: If we’ve met before, there is very little chance I will grant a reprieve. If I’m on the fence about whether or not to cite, my first go-to is dispatch. Run the person’s driver’s license and ask for a driving history. If they have none and their attitude is good, they may just have earned themselves a pass.

Honesty: Similar to attitude, honesty plays a huge role. If someone seems as pleasant as a spring day, but says they’ve never had a cell phone citation and their driving history reveals three prior violations — well then, welcome to the fourth.

Responsibility: Someone could have a great attitude, zero driving history and honestly think they didn’t commit the violation for which they were stopped. While that person may not necessarily be purposefully deceitful, they may very well refuse to take responsibility.

I have given more warnings to people for just being flat out honest, sorry and respectful.

Rant over..........

Keep your rage in a cage, if it's not yours don't touch it, eat it don't tweet it, hugs not drugs and the more you weigh the harder you are to kidnap. Back by popular demand - #thatsnotapocket
-LT

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