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Two men charged after failing to update sex offender registry

According to charging documents highlighted by Summit County Prosecutor Matthew Bates, Charles L. Jensen, 40, from Peoa, was charged on Feb. 27 with class A misdemeanor failure to register as a sex offender.

Summit County Sheriff’s Office Detective Jed Williams visited Jensen’s residence on Jan. 3 during a routine check. Williams noticed a vehicle parked in front of the residence that was not listed on Jensen’s offender registration form, though it had been registered to him since September 2011. A warrant was issued for his arrest

Williams was convicted in 1994 of attempted unlawful activity with a minor, a class A misdemeanor, according to the charging documents.

Deputies received a report on Jan. 18 that Christopher Molineux, 21, from Heber, who was convicted in 2011 of two counts of class A misdemeanor lewdness involving a child, gave car rides to two teenage girls in the Summit County area, according to charging documents. The girls reportedly frequented the fast food restaurant where he worked.

Molineux failed to inform law enforcement that he was employed at the restaurant and was charged on Feb. 27 with class A misdemeanor failure to register as a sex offender. A roll call hearing is scheduled March 11.

Man arrested after stealing $7,000 in Tanger Outlet merchandise

Romeo Jimmy Lopez, 20, from Murray, was sentenced on Monday, March 4 to three years probation and 30 days in jail, according to Bates.

On July 15, 2012 Lopez was discovered traveling on Interstate 80 with about $7,000 worth of stolen merchandise from the Tanger Outlet Mall. Lopez, along with his sister, fiancé and toddler, was seen in several stores taking merchandise without paying, the charging documents allege.

Lopez was charged with one count of second-degree felony theft and two counts of third-degree felony theft.

$600 in counterfeit bills seized from I-80

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Brittain Williams, 22, from Logan, and Benjamin Josiah Helfert, 21, from Cottonwood Heights, were arrested March 6 after attempting to purchase food at a Kimball Junction fast food restaurant with counterfeit $20 bills.

The restaurant refused to accept the money and the two suspects left the parking lot, according to a statement by the Sheriff’s Office. An employee noted the vehicle description, license plate and travel direction.

The vehicle was later located by a deputy on I-80. The deputy stopped the vehicle and discovered evidence of drugs, $600 in counterfeit money, forgery and fraud, as well as possible identity theft.

Both men were arrested on drug charges, fraud, forgery and possession of counterfeit currency.

Suspect arrested for snow thrower theft

The Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect in connection to the theft of a snow thrower from the Park City Community Church, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The man and another individual were caught on camera stealing the snow thrower after pretending to shovel the sidewalks, according to the Sheriff’s Report.

The snow thrower was later located at a Salt Lake City pawn shop. Deputies are in the process of returning the snow thrower to the church, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Ismael A. Tellez, 22, from Ephraim, was arrested on March 5 on suspicion of felony theft after he confessed to investigators.

Tellez was also arrested in 2010 for several counts of felony theft, according to charging documents.