Information on the following cases was provided by Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Matthew Bates.
Pancho Alviar, Jr., 36, of Monona, Wisconsin, was charged with drug trafficking. A Park City Police Officer assisting with a drug interdiction effort on I-80 in Summit County stopped Alviar for several traffic violations. During the stop, a police canine indicated an odor of drugs in the car. The officers searched Alviar’s car and found 51 pounds of marijuana, three ounces of hashish and 23 vials of hashish oil.
Jeffery Evans, 56, of Park City, was charged with drug possession and obstructing justice. On Nov. 14, officers from the Park City Police Department served a search warrant on a home at 1600 Lucky John Drive in Park City. When the officers attempted to enter the garage, Evans held the door down in an attempted to prevent the officers from entering. Once officers secured the residence, they arrested Evans and found methamphetamine, heroin, prescription drugs and marijuana in the garage.
Dana Brown, 55, of Portland, Oregon, was charged with drug possession. On Nov. 12, Brown was stopped by a Summit County Sheriff’s Deputy for a traffic violation on Interstate 80 in Summit County. During the stop, the deputy’s police canine indicated an odor of drugs in the car. The deputy searched Brown’s car and found a half pound of marijuana, a pipe, rolling papers and a small amount of hashish.
John Bowen Helm, 36, of Santa Cruz, California, was charged with drug possession. On Nov. 13, a Summit County Sheriff’s Detective stopped Helm on I-80 in Summit County for a traffic violation. During the stop, a police canine sniffed the car and alerted to the odor of drugs. The detective searched the car and found over 30 pounds of marijuana in two large duffle bags in the trunk.
Alecia Lyn Kap, 32, of Morgan, was sentenced to up to five years in prison for driving under the influence of alcohol. On Aug. 31, Kap attempted to drive her pick-up truck across the Park City municipal golf course. Park City police officers were summoned when she became stuck on a small golf cart bridge crossing a stream. During the accident investigation, officers determined that Kap was intoxicated and performed a Breathalyzer test on her. Her breath-alcohol level was .245, more than three times the legal limit. Kap was charged with a felony because she has previously been convicted of automobile homicide.
Brian Martin Culver, 30, was sentenced to three days in jail, 60 days home confinement and three years probation for driving under the influence of alcohol. On Jan. 20, a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper stopped Culver on I-80 in Summit County for a traffic violation. During the stop, the officer noticed that Culver smelled of alcohol and had red glossy eyes. Culver submitted to a breath test and was found to have a breath-alcohol content of .101.
Joseph Anwar Hawel, 26, of Des Plaines, Illinois, was sentenced to 20 days in jail, a $1,500 fine and two years probation for drug trafficking. On Jan. 8, Hawal was stopped by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper for a traffic violation on I-80 in Summit County. The trooper smelled the odor of marijuana coming from Hawel’s car. He searched the car and found 46 pounds of marijuana.
Kenneth S. Kelly, 35, of Evanston, Wyoming, was sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years probation for theft. Kelly was part of a metal theft ring that burglarized the Yellow Creek Gas Plant in Summit County and removed and sold for scrap thousands of dollars worth of copper wire and copper and brass fittings.
Mofieleli S. McAlister, 33, of Park City, pleaded no contest to one count of sexual abuse of a child, a second-degree felony. McAlister did not contest evidence from the state that on Oct. 6, McAlister had inappropriate sexual contact with a girl under the age of 14 while staying as a guest at the girl’s home in Park City. The court will sentence McAlister on Jan. 13, 2014, at 11 a.m.
Sergio Luis Cornejo-Vieyra, 22, of Park City, was sentenced to 115 days in jail and three years probation for burglary and assault, both crimes of domestic violence. On July 27, Park City police officers responded to the Holiday Village Apartments on a report of a domestic disturbance. On arrival they spoke with a woman who reported that Cornejo had pushed his way into her apartment and shoved her into a wall. Cornejo-Vieyra is subject to a detainer by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement and may be deported at the end of his jail term.
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