Crime and Justice Log

Editor’s note: The crime and justice log is compiled from public court  and police records.

 

Sentencing

 

Joel Richard Breinholt, 52, was sentenced on Nov. 30, 2016 on two cases. In case No. 161600084, Breinholt, after being found guilty of obstructing justice, a third-degree felony, was sentenced to a suspended term of prison, not to exceed five years. Instead of a prison term, Breinholt was sentenced to a jail term of 54 days, with credit for 54 days previously served, to a $950 fine and 24 months of probation. In case No. 161600112, Breinholt, after being found guilty of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a Class A misdemeanor, was sentenced to one year in jail, suspended. Instead of a jail term, Breinholt was sentenced to 24 months’ probation, to run concurrently with case No. 161600084.

Justin Rick Dye, 27, was sentenced on Nov. 30, 2016, after being found guilty of attempted knowingly producing, dispensing, or manufacturing a controlled substance, a third-degree felony, to a term in prison not to exceed five years. The prison term is to run concurrently with the prison sentence that he was already serving.

Juan Jimenez, 37, was sentenced on Nov. 30, 2016, after being found guilty of attempted theft, a third-degree felony, to a suspended term of prison not to exceed five years. Instead of a prison term, Jimenez was sentenced to 105 days in jail, with credit for 75 days already served, a fine of $950 and 36 months of probation.

Marcos Torres, 27, was sentenced on Nov. 30, 2016, on two cases. In case No. 161600129, after being found guilty of attempted aggravated assault, a Class A misdemeanor, and interference with an arresting officer, a Class B misdemeanor, was sentenced to a term of 365days in jail, with 215 days suspended, a $950 fine and 36 months of probation. In case No. 161600172, after being found guilty of assault by prisoner, a third-degree felony; propelling a substance or object at an officer, a Class A misdemeanor; interference with an arresting officer, a Class B misdemeanor; and driving with a suspended or revoked license (alcohol related), was sentenced on the felony to a suspended term in prison, not to exceed five years, and on the misdemeanors to 365 days in jail, with 215 days suspended and 36 months of probation. The sentences in the two cases are to run concurrently.

 

Teresa Ruth Lewis, 49, of Mt. Pleasant, was charged on Nov. 22, 2016 with four counts of possession or use of a controlled substance (internal), a Class A misdemeanor; and one count of driving with a measurable controlled substance in the body, a Class B misdemeanor.

According to the Probable Cause (PC) statement, on Nov. 19, 2016 Officer Nathan Taylor of the Mt. Pleasant Police Dept. responded to a report of a female passed out in the driver’s seat of a green Ford Mustang in the parking lot of the Maverick convenience store on State Street in Mt. Pleasant. When Taylor arrived, he found a woman asleep in the car as described, whom he personally knew as Teresa Lewis. Taylor asked Lewis to exit the car, and had her perform field sobriety tests. While Lewis was doing so, her driver’s license showed that she was wanted on an arrest warrant out of Utah County Justice Court.

Lewis was taken into custody, transported to the Sanpete County Jail, and booked into custody. While there, she was given a urinalysis, which showed the presence of amphetamine, methamphetamine, OxyContin, and opiates. Lewis was then booked on new charges.

Mikaela M. Olsen, 19, of Manti, was charged on Dec. 12, 2016 with one count of possession of forged writing or device for writing, a third-degree felony; and one count of written false statement, a Class B misdemeanor. Olsen was charged as an accomplice with Belinda M. Cravens.

Belinda M. Cravens, 40, was charged on Dec. 12, 2016 with one count of possession of forged writing or device for writing, a third-degree felony.

According to the PC statement, on December 2, 2016 Officer L. Golding of the Ephraim Police Dept. responded to the Cache Valley Bank located in Ephraim on a report of a fraudulent check. Golding met with bank employees, and was presented with a copy of a check issued by LKQ Corp. to Margaret Bailey in the amount of $924.65.

Mikaela Olsen and Belinda Cravens made an initial attempt to cash the check at the Ephraim branch of Cache Valley Bank. Olsen and the Cravens, claimed that Olsen was attempting to deposit the check in her account because Cravens, who claimed her name was Margaret Bailey, did not have a local bank account.

Olsen was not able to deposit the check in Ephraim but on Nov. 17, 2016, Olsen and Cravens deposited the check at the Cache Valley Bank branch in Nephi, whereupon the check was returned to the Cache Valley Bank in Ephraim. The bank wrote a letter to Olsen telling her that the check was fraudulent and Olsen need to come to the bank to take care of it. Olsen did not respond to the letter and the bank called the police on Dec. 2, 2016 to report the incident.

Golding contacted Olsen on Dec. 2, and after multiple attempts to deceive him, she ultimately gave him information leading to Cravens whereabouts.

Cravens was then brought in for questioning, however she refused to answer and asked for her attorney.

Olsen and Cravens were arrested on Dec. 6, 2016, transported to the Sanpete County Jail, and booked into custody.

Delbert Howard Larsen, 36, of Ephraim, was charged on Dec. 13, 2016 with two counts of possession or use of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor; and one count of driving with measurable controlled substance in the body, a Class B misdemeanor.

According to the PC statement, on Dec. 9, 2016 Officer Darren Pead of the Ephraim Police Dept. became aware of arrest warrants for Larsen. Pead traveled to Larsen’s residence in Ephraim and observed him exit his home and enter his truck. Pead approached Larsen, who was in the truck with the engine on and running. Pead informed Larsen that there were warrants for his arrest, and then Pead arrested Larsen, transported him to the Sanpete County Jail, and booked him into custody. While there, Larsen was given a urinalysis, which showed the presence of amphetamines and methamphetamines.

Jose Pascual, 34, of Ephraim, was charged on Dec. 13, 2016 with two counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, personal injury, a Class A misdemeanor: one count of unsafe lane travel, a Class C misdemeanor: one count of driving without a license, an infraction; and one count of failure to wear a seatbelt, an infraction.

According to the PC statement, on Dec. 3, 2016, Trooper Eric Heywood of the Utah Highway Patrol responded to a head-on crash that occurred in Ephraim. While speaking with the driver of one of the vehicles, Heywood could smell the odor of alcohol coming from his breath. The driver, later identified as Pascual, admitted that he had had two beers prior to the accident. Pascual complained of pain from his chest at the scene, and was transported to the Sanpete Valley Hospital.

Heywood traveled to the hospital, and conducted a portable breath test on Pascual, which read .315, over the legal limit.

Brody Paulson Livingston, 25, of Manti was charged on Dec. 13, 2016 with one count of possession of motor vehicle, trailer, semi-trailer, or parts without identification number, a third-degree felony; one count of interference with an arresting officer, a Class B misdemeanor; one count of no insurance on motor vehicle (second offense), a Class C misdemeanor; one count of driving on suspended or revoked operator’s license, a Class C misdemeanor; one count of license plate and/or registration card violation, a Class C misdemeanor; one count of no registration, an infraction; and one count of failure to remove license plates upon transfer of vehicle, an infraction.

According to the PC statement, on Dec. 11, 2016 Officer Darren Pead of the Ephraim Police Dept. observed Livingston driving a pickup truck and trailer that had no visible license plate or temp tag. Pead pursued Livingston, and Livingston tried to evade the stop. However, Pead was able to affect a stop on Livingston, and in spite of Livingston’s efforts to resist arrest, placed Livingston in custody.

Livingston then admitted that the truck he was driving had no current registration, and no insurance, and that his license was suspended. Pead searched the trailer that Livingston had been pulling, and found that the VIN had been removed from it.

Livingston was arrested, transported to the Sanpete County Jail, and booked into custody. The vehicles were impounded.

Leonard Rafael Telford, 31, was charged on Dec. 20, 2016 with one count of aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and one count of reckless endangerment, a Class A misdemeanor.

At the time of publication, the PC statement was not available, however, the charging documents state that on Aug. 31, 2016, within Sanpete County, Telford committed assault, using a dangerous weapon with force likely to produce death or serious injury.

Justin Owen, 34, of West Jordan, UT, was charged on Dec. 27, 2016 with giving false information to a peace officer, a Class A misdemeanor; one count of interference with an arresting officer, a Class B misdemeanor; one count of driving on suspended or revoked operator’s license, a Class C misdemeanor; one count of no insurance on motor vehicle, a Class C misdemeanor; and one count of no registration, an infraction.

According to the PC statement, on Dec. 23, 2016 Officer Darren Pead of the Ephraim Police Dept. was on patrol, and noticed a Jeep Cherokee being driven by Justin Owen, with whom Pead was familiar from previous arrests in Sanpete County. Pead researched Owen, and found that he was driving on a suspended license and had a warrant out for his arrest out of the 3rd District court.

Pead stopped Owen, and asked him for his identification. Owen denied that he was Justin Owen, instead saying that he was Chris Sanders. Owen would not provide identification, and Pead determined to place Owen in custody. Owen refused to cooperate, and Pead had to forcibly place Owen in custody and in the back of his patrol vehicle.

Pead determined that Owen should be arrested. Pursuant to arrest, Pead searched Owen and found his identification. Owen then admitted that he was the Justin Owen that Pead was searching for. Pead also found that the vehicle had no current registration, and no insurance.

Owen was arrested, transported to the Sanpete County Jail, and booked into custody.