Sheriff’s report, Nov. 26-28, 2014 |

Sheriff’s report, Nov. 26-28, 2014


Summit County Sheriff’s deputies found more than 20 pounds of marijuana and hash Thursday, after stopping a vehicle on Interstate 80, leading to the arrest of two Tennessee men.

Deputies stopped the vehicle for littering and because the license plate wasn’t illuminated. During the stop, a deputy detected the smell of marijuana and noticed a small amount of marijuana in the passenger’s lap.

A search of the vehicle revealed 15.50 pounds of marijuana and 4.51 pounds of hash, along with large amounts of paraphernalia.

Nathaniel Vestal, 33, and Kenneth Westberry, 28, from Chattanooga, Tennessee were arrested for possession, with the intent to distribute.

Deputies responded to numerous other calls between Tuesday, Nov. 18 and Sunday, Nov. 23, including the following:

Tuesday, Nov. 18

Deputies received a call from an intoxicated person in Wyoming, claiming a protective order in Summit County had been violated. Deputies completed an information report.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

After stopping a vehicle traveling eastbound on Interstate 80, the smell of marijuana was detected coming from the vehicle. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. Deputies responded to reports of a custody dispute in Francis and a woman was arrested for active warrants.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Deputies and medical personnel responded to a medical call in the North Snyderville Basin involving a woman in her mid-30s. Medical personnel arrived on scene, but attempts to revive her were unsuccessful. Nothing suspicious was located at the scene and it is believed she died of natural causes.

Following a traffic stop near State Road 224, a driver was found to have several active warrants. He was arrested and booked into Summit County Jail.

The city of Francis reported someone has been using its bank information to make purchases online, totaling more than $2,000. Zion’s Bank is working with the website to credit the money back to Francis.

Deputies responded to a possible protective order violation involving two minors in Coalville, but the order had expired.

Dispatch received reports that two small children were left in a vehicle, unattended for around 20 minutes in Quarry Village. The mother was located inside a restaurant. After deputies determined the children were unharmed, they were released to the mother.

Friday, Nov. 21

A registration check on a vehicle showed a warrant associated with the driver, who was also driving on a suspended license. Deputies stopped the vehicle on S.R. 224 and arrested the driver for the warrant and other traffic violations. His passenger was also arrested for 10 outstanding warrants.

A traffic stop was conducted on S.R. 224 for speeding. The smell of marijuana was detected and after searching the vehicle, the driver was arrested for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Deputies served a temporary protective order in Kamas. A male pedestrian was approached on S.R. 224 for standing in the middle of the roadway, attempting to solicit money from passing vehicles. He was arrested for numerous active warrants.

Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the Jeremy Ranch area following reports of a forced-entry burglary. The suspect shattered a basement window and stole several items from the residence, including a handgun. An investigation is ongoing.

Dispatch received a report for a runaway teen in the South Snyderville Basin. The teen returned home on Saturday, but ran away again on Sunday. When he returned home again later that day, he was transported to Salt Lake County Juvenile Receiving Center.

A woman in Jeremy Ranch called to report her teen daughter had snuck out of the house and taken her car, without permission. The teen returned home with the vehicle on Saturday.

Saturday, Nov. 22

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in Oakley. Upon arrival, there were no signs of physical violence and the parties were separated.

Sunday, Nov. 23

A vehicle was pulled over near Kimball Junction after failing to stop at a stop sign. Deputies detected the smell of marijuana and found a glass pipe. The driver was arrested for possession charges.

Deputies responded to reports of a domestic violence assault in Kamas, involving a father and his son. The son was arrested and transported to the Summit County Jail and the father was transported to the University Of Utah Hospital for his injuries.