The grandparents advised that they had left the child with the child's mother, their daughter. The grandparents were leaving town for a couple of days. The mother was to remain at the parents home with the child.
When the grandparents returned home their daughter and the child was gone. They were unable to contact their daughter. After waiting several hours for the daughter to return the grandparents became worried about the child's welfare.
The grandparents advised our officers that their daughter was given direction not to remove the child from the home. The daughter was not allowed to use any of the grandparents vehicles. One of the grandparents vehicles was missing. A burgundy GMC Yukon. The grandparents wished to report the vehicle as stolen. The child had physical ailments that required regular medication. The grandparents believed if the child did not receive this medication the child may die. This medication was still at the home. With this information, the officers believed the child was in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death. The Provo Police Department then issued an Amber Alert for the missing child shortly after midnight.
Throughout the night and early morning officers followed leads as to the whereabouts of the mother, and the missing child.
At approximately 6:00 A.M. an officer made contact with an individual who he had previously contacted concerning the missing child. That person believed they now knew where the child was. Officers responded to the area of 700 West and 890 North in Provo. The mother and the missing child were located. The child was transported to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center by Provo Fire Department paramedics to be evaluated. The child is in good health. The mother was transported to the Provo Police Department to be interviewed. The mother stated she was unaware of the concern she had caused or that the police were looking for her.
This week Provo City honored those who serve our country in the military. Leaders from government, business and education joined together to sign a community covenant honoring and pledging to help those who serve. The center of attention was Laura Cabanilla who leaves this week to be deployed in Kuwait for approximately one year. In addition we honored four Provo City employees who have also deployed in the past 10 years.
Reed Van-Wagoner, Police
Shane Sorensen, Police
Steve Branam, Public Works
David Yei, Fire and Rescue
We as a community recognize and support the efforts of those serving our country; we understand and appreciate the sacrifice of our servicemembers and their families; and we acknowledge and enlist our individual and collective ability to make a difference in their daily lives.
Therefore, we as a community commit to learning about the unique needs of service members and their families in our area; we agree to work together to build a network of support for them; and we encourage each other to consider ways to help mitigate the impacts of deployments.
We love and support our service members and their families!
Provo City recently terminated a police officer after an internal investigation into allegations regarding his conduct while responding to a traffic accident on July 22. The Utah County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a criminal investigation into the same allegations. We don’t know exactly what happened on July 22; that is for the sheriff’s office to investigate. But as I said, our own investigation has resulted in his termination.
The officer had been with the Provo City Police Department for nearly four years. We are not aware of any similar allegations relating to him in the past. This incident is not representative of our police force, and upon hearing the allegations, we looked into it and took action immediately. We are proud of our police officers and hold them to a very high standard. They are very much responsible for our exceptionally low crime rates and our nationally recognized quality of life here in Provo.
The Joaquin project has been delayed for a while like many other projects.
My understanding is that the original developer, Arrowstar, has been through bankruptcy and several groups have been trying to get a financial package together to take over and continue the project. Over the last couple of years, we have talked to several different groups about the project. There are only some minor issues left for a plat to be recorded and the project built. It has always been the financing that has been holding the project up not technical issues.
On June 30, a developer came in and applied for a building permit. They paid an $81,000 dollar plan check fee. When the plat is recorded and the building permit issued, they will pay a $126,000 building permit fee. This is exclusive of the impact fees which will be in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
This project should be under construction within a month or two.
Unless, of course, the financing falls through.
The Hump Day Market
Homemade arts & Crafts!
Activities for kids!
And the soon-to-be-famous
$6.99 Brown Bag Dinner specials from:
Angels of Philly
Smokehouse Pizza & BBQ
Free for all, fun for all!!!
6 – 10 pm EVERY Wednesday, rain or shine!
Provo Town Square
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