Court Report

The following cases were heard in Summit County's Third District Court last week:

Jenny Dudleston, 53, from Summit County, pleaded guilty to a third-degree felony for driving under the influence. According to Summit County Attorney David Brickey, Dudleston was arrested on October 31, 2011, for speeding and had a blood alcohol level of .18, .1 above the legal limit.

"This is Mrs. Dudleston's third DUI arrest in less than 10 years," Brickey said. "Because of her prior arrests in 2001 and 2002 we charged her with a third degree Felony but dismissed a few misdemeanors we had charged her with."

Dudleston will be sentenced on October 5.

Iris Beaman, 25, pleaded guilty to child endangerment and was sentenced to 24 months of bench probation by Judge Todd Shaugnessy. Beaman was arrested last year for exposing her three-year-old daughter to marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Brickey said that when deputies conducted a blood test, traces of marijuana were found in the child's system.

Beaman was sentenced to six months in jail but was given credit for time served and released on federal probation.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office responded to multiple reports last week of graffiti and vandalism on public property. Deputies also responded to the following incidents:

On Monday, July 9, deputies found several pieces of smashed equipment and electronics outside a gated facility on Wahsatch Road in Henefer. Deputies were unable to contact the owners of the facility.


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Also on Monday, a damaged truck was found on the side of the road in Henefer. Deputies contacted the owner of the truck who said he had hit an elk and the car would not start anymore.

On Tuesday, July 10, a Basin resident on Crestview Drive reported that someone had entered their house through an unlocked sliding door and stolen a Kindle and a laptop. The suspect then exited the house through the front door. No information on the suspect was available.

Deputies found evidence of vandalism in a parking garage in Newpark for the second week in a row.

A homeowner in Pinebrook reported finding a Diamondback mountain bike leaning against his house. The owner of the bike could not be found.

Deputies stopped three males in the Basin for suspicion of importing alcohol from out of state. The suspects admitted to purchasing alcohol in Colorado and bringing it into Utah. When deputies searched the suspect's vehicle, they found small bags full of marijuana for distribution, several small bags full of methamphetamine, hashish and drug paraphernalia. Thomas Linville and Anderson Sherberger were booked into the Summit County Jail on charges of possession with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia and unlawful importation of alcohol.

On Wednesday, July 11, a Samak resident reported that a semi-automatic pistol was missing from his garage.

Also on Wednesday, a driver who was involved in a fender-bender on State Road 224 told deputies he did not have an active driver's license or insurance. Deputies found that the driver had a warrant for his arrest in Summit County and booked him into Summit County Jail.

On Thursday, July 12, a business in Hoystville reported that the lock on their gate was broken but nothing appeared to be stolen.

On Friday, July 13, deputies responded to numerous reports of power outages and provided traffic support at congested intersections on State Road 224 and Kimball Junction. (See separate story on page A1).

Deputies responded to reports of a large party in Weber Canyon. A large group was having an illegal bonfire and numerous juveniles were found consuming alcohol. Three juveniles fled on foot when deputies showed up and were located a short time later by a police dog. Five adults and two juveniles were booked into jail for various charges, including consuming alcohol, possession of marijuana and providing police with false information.

Deputies found a vehicle on Main Street in Coalville that was on the sidewalk and wedged between a tree and a building. The driver of the vehicle was arrested for driving under the influence and not having a driver's license. 

Two vehicles were stopped on Interstate 80 in the Basin Friday night and after a K9 sniff of the vehicles, deputies' located marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside both vehicles and arrested the occupants.

On Saturday, July 14, a store in the Basin reported that someone stole multiple items and then got into a vehicle. Utah Highway Patrol stopped the vehicle on I-80 shortly after and located thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise from three stores in Summit County.

Deputies helped Summit County Search and Rescue locate a lost hiker in the Uintas. The hiker was found in good condition 19 hours later. (See separate story on page A3).

Also on Saturday, deputies issued a citation to campers near Echo Reservoir for having an open fire.

On Sunday, July 15, a Kamas resident was arrested for domestic abuse in the presence of children. The suspect was booked into jail but posted $25,000 bail a short time later.