Aaron C. Bowles, 27, of Oakley, was charged with robbery and failure to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer. Employees with a local market alleged that on Oct. 4, Bowles attempted to take two pizzas from the store without paying for them. When an employee confronted Bowles, Bowles pushed him down and quickly walked away. The store manager found two Park City police officers nearby and reported what had happened. When the officers attempted to stop Bowles, he ran from them.
Eduardo Gaspar-Moreno, 22, of Kamas, and Jennifer Elizabeth Hernandez, 22, of West Valley City, were each charged with violating a protective order. On Oct. 17, Detective Rick Penrod of Park City Police Department stopped to check on the welfare of a car that had swerved suddenly and left the road. He found Gaspar-Moreno and Hernandez inside. He further discovered that the Summit County Justice Court had issued mutual protective orders against Gaspar-Moreno and Hernandez that prohibited them from having any contact with each other.
Jose Eugenio Hernandez Jr., 36, of Park City, was charged with assault. On Sept. 29, Park City police were summoned to a Main Street business on a report of an assault. On arriving, they spoke with Antonio Saucedo, who reported that Hernandez had punched him in the face. The blow opened a laceration over Saucedo's eye that required several stitches to close.
Melvin R. Rich Jr., 51, of West Jordan, was charged with possession of a firearm by a restricted person and drug possession. On Sept. 7, Park City police officers arrested Rich near the transit center on an outstanding warrant. During the arrest, officers found a .380 pistol and ammunition under the driver's seat of Rich's RV. They also found a small baggie of marijuana in the RV.
Sergio Escobar, 48, of Park City, was charged with unlawful sexual activity with a 16 or 17-year-old and child endangerment. On Sept. 9, an 18-year-old female reported to the Park City police that over the last two years Escobar had on several occasions brought her to his home in Park City and to a hotel at Kimball Junction. On those occasions, he had given her alcohol, methamphetamine and other drugs and had engaged in sexual intercourse with her.
Vicente Chavira, 35, of Park City, was charged with drug trafficking and domestic violence. On Oct. 14, Park City police responded to a report of domestic violence at Chavira's residence. On arriving, they spoke with a woman, who reported that Chavira had assaulted her by grabbing her, shaking her and shoving her into a wall. Police arrested Chavira and booked him into the Summit County Jail. After Chavira was taken away.
Abraham Ortiz, 29, of Park City, was sentenced to up to five years in prison for retail theft. On July 23, Ortiz stole 14 Blu-Ray and DVD movies from a market in Summit County. Ortiz had twice previously been convicted of retail theft which under Utah law made this theft a felony.
Diego Alton Earley, 45, of Sandy, was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation for theft and criminal mischief. Early and two co-defendants broke into an abandoned power plant in Summit County and stole large quantities of copper wire and brass fittings. They sold the metal for scrap at metal recyclers in Salt Lake County.
Dustin Randall Barker, 30, of Salt Lake City, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence. On April 27, 2012, Barker was stopped by a Park City officer on Interstate 80 for speeding and repeatedly drifting out of his lane. The officer noticed that Barker's speech was slurred and that he had a strong odor of alcohol about him. Barker consented to a blood draw. The Utah State Crime Lab later analyzed Barker's blood and determined that his blood alcohol level was .45, more than five times the legal limit. Barker has twice previously been convicted of driving under the influence, so this latest charge is a felony. The district court will sentence Barker on Dec. 9, at 11 a.m.