TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Police are looking or two people who fled the scene of a crash that damaged a power pole and a fire hydrant early Monday morning in Taylorsville.
Officer J. Cardon of the Unified Police Department said the crash occurred just after 5 a.m. near 4800 South and 3600 West.
A driver was going northbound on 3600 West at a high rate of speed, and then crossed into southbound lanes and went up onto a sidewalk and struck a power pole.
The impact severed the power pole and the vehicle took out a fire hydrant before colliding with a parked car, which was not occupied.
The driver and a passenger both fled the scene and have not been apprehended.
The crash knocked out power for residents in a two-block area near the crash, and crews are on scene and working to make repairs.
Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.
SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah – A fugitive is in custody after leading police on a chase and ramming several patrol vehicles in the process.
The incident began around 11 p.m. Tuesday when officers with the Unified Police Department encountered a suspicious vehicle near the Chelsea Park Apartments on 7300 South near I-15.
Officers approached to speak to the driver, and he fled—running into two patrol vehicles in the process.
A chase ensued and ultimately ended in a church parking lot in Murray. Police took the man driving the car and a female passenger into custody.
The driver has a lengthy criminal history, according to police, and officers located a loaded gun in the car. He was later identified as Boris Moiseyev, a parole fugitive.
“The gun’s loaded, ready for action, and so we took a dangerous criminal off the street tonight,” said Lt. Bill Robertson.
Police said Moiseyev faces two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer, felony fleeing, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
It’s unclear if the passenger will face charges in connection with the chase.