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PRESS RELEASE: Kidnapping / Amber Alert Follow-up

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On December 1, 2017 the Iron County Sheriff’s office received court documents from Micha Coltharp regarding her four biological children. Micha believed her children were in the Iron County area somewhere near Beryl junction about 30 miles west of Cedar City. Deputies responded to the general area and attempted to locate the children and Jonathan Coltharp. Based on the information provided at that time Deputies were unable to locate an area ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Bunker, Explosives found Brian Head Fire

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On June 17, 2017, a wildfire ignited in the Cedar Mountain area of Iron County, in the vicinity of Brian Head, Utah. A large number of firefighting personnel and aircraft were deployed to take suppression efforts on the fire.

During firefighting efforts on June 27, 2017, firefighters working in the vicinity of Henderson Hill heard “popping” sounds. The firefighters first thought the “popping” sounds were rocks exploding due ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Stolen Car / Pursuit

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On 11/13/17 at approximately 0210hrs Deputies with the Iron County Sheriff’s Office located a stolen vehicle, a 2013 Lincoln MKS, on Interstate 15 headed south near MP 88. Deputies attempted to make a traffic stop on the vehicle and the vehicle fled. The suspect vehicle hit speeds in excess of 120 mph. The Lincoln turned off the freeway at exit 78 near the north end of Parowan. It ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Foot Pursuit & Pipeline drug arrest

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On 09-24-17 at approximately 2300 hrs., Deputy Wade Lee from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle for speeding (20 over the posted speed limit) near milepost 60 northbound on I15. While talking with the driver, Deputy Lee became suspicious of possible drug trafficking. Cedar City Police responded with a K-9 to conduct a sniff of the vehicle. When the driver and passenger exited the vehicle they fled the scene on ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Kanarraville Falls hiking trail closure

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Maintenance of Kanarraville water system closes portion of Spring Creek Canyon WSA

KANARRAVILLE, Utah – Maintenance to the town of Kanarraville’s water system will close the hiking trail to Kanarraville Falls through the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Spring Creek Canyon Wilderness Study Area (WSA) to ensure public safety from April 3-6. The town of Kanarraville maintains a right-of-way for the pipeline that supplies drinking water to the community.

Erosion from weather and from hikers exposed the pipeline along the trail and ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Hiker Rescue – Thunderbird Gardens

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For Immediate Release:
Date: 02-23-17
RE: Hiker Rescue

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On 02/22/17 at approximately 5:20pm deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to an injured hiker who was stuck on a cliff above the Thunderbird Gardens Trail near Cedar City. Deputies arrived on scene and located a friend of the hiker at the base of ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Hicks Creek Fire

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10/22/2016
Contact: Fire Information Line: 435-680-2405

Active Fire Behavior Yesterday on Hicks Creek Fire

Cedar City, UT –Yesterday, fire managers originally planned to ignite the southeast corner using a helicopter, but high winds resulted in a cancellation of the firing operation. As the afternoon progressed, fire activity continued to increase resulting in a thick column of smoke which was then carried north toward Cedar City and beyond. On the fire line, crews who had thinned and prepared a ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Vehicle Pursuit

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Date: 09-19-16
RE: Vehicle Pursuit

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On 09-19-16 at approximately 1505 hours (3:05 PM), Cedar Communications received a report of a reckless driver. Several callers stated a vehicle (White 2006 Pontic Grand am) was passing vehicles in the emergency lane and driving recklessly southbound on I15 near milepost 75. Iron County Sheriff’s Deputy Doug Twitchell located the vehicle and observed it at milepost 62 traveling at nearly 100 ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Rope Rescue of Hiker on SR14

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Date: 06-11-16
RE: Hiker rescue - SR14. MP 1.5

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On 06-10-16 at approximately 2035 hours, Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a male who was stuck in a crevice on a mountain. It was reported friends had tried to get to him but was unsuccessful. The male, John Roberts 34 years of age who had just moved to the area from Florida was hiking in the area with another friend. ...

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PRESS RELEASE: Daniel Michael Brown

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On 05-22-16 at approximately 1800 hours, Deputies from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a dead body east of mile post 31 on SR130 (Minersville Highway). A ranch hand for local rancher was in the area and had located a body under a tree. The ranch hand then notified his employer who then notified Law Enforcement.

Deputies responded to the area and found a deceased male. Items found ...

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