Category: Unified Police Department

Police seek pair who fled after car severed power pole, took out fire hydrant in Taylorsville

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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.

Fugitive hits two police cars while trying to flee from Unified Police in Salt Lake County

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.

A booking photo of Boris Moiseyev

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.