Police: 'A lot of people' knew alleged car burglar once his picture was released

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  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    Dec. 26, 2018 12:19 p.m.

    "At one point, the fleeing suspect was going about 80 mph in a 40 mph zone, the report states." Do criminals who flee as this one did, have their sentences enhanced? And by how much? The longer this guy stays locked up, the safer our communities will be.

  • carman Wasatch Front, UT
    Dec. 25, 2018 9:03 p.m.

    To Red Smith:

    re: "Sweden is closing prison while we build new ones. It's us not the criminals."

    Please, please don't compare a tiny Nordic country with limited demographic diversity to a large, economically, politically and demographically diverse country like the United States. For the past 10-15 years, people in this country, particularly liberals, like to equate the situations in various Nordic countries with populations the size of Utah+Colorado (or smaller!) to the U.S.A. Usually the argument is: "In X Nordic country they do this, and it works great. We should do that too." President Obama loved this form of argument.

    What these folks fail to understand is that we are not a tiny, demographically homogeneous Nordic country! Additionally, these Nordic nations haven't done all that well save for a few years when oil prices were relatively high and their tax bases ballooned (btw - the next 50 years are going to get quite tough for them IMHO as the world moved away from the hydrocarbons they have relied on).

    Please, stop with the comparisons. It is an apples to beefsteak comparison.

  • Enough is enough! Saint George, UT
    Dec. 25, 2018 1:54 p.m.

    Damage estimates seem very low, considering broken windows. What is wrong with these people? We can only blame drugs to a point.

  • eagle Provo, UT
    Dec. 25, 2018 1:22 p.m.

    Yes ND95CA, that's why a good drug treatment program and then work program to pay restitution is better than incarceration completely on our dime and real no restitution to the victims.

  • ND95CA Lincoln Park, IL
    Dec. 25, 2018 1:02 p.m.

    Red Smith
    "We're wasting money on punishing too much and helping too little while Sweden punishes a little and helps better."

    You'd be singing a different tune if it had been your car that had had it's windows smashed and contents stolen.

  • Red Smith American Fork, UT
    Dec. 25, 2018 11:45 a.m.

    How come other countries have less crime, less prisoners, and less human misery than the United States?

    Sweden is closing prison while we build new ones. It's us not the criminals.

    We're wasting money on punishing too much and helping too little while Sweden punishes a little and helps better.

    Utah's Prison System gets a F.

  • Bifftacular Spanish Fork, Ut
    Dec. 25, 2018 10:45 a.m.

    All this mayhem and he caused a total of $3,000 in damage? That's a bumper on a car.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 24, 2018 5:54 p.m.

    The police arrested him now it is the court's responsibility. Rehabilitation is preferred, but protecting the public from these repeat offenders becomes the most important after his criminal history. Plea bargaining is counterproductive at this point.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    Dec. 24, 2018 5:51 p.m.

    Merry Christmas......in jail

  • Rick for Truth Provo, UT
    Dec. 24, 2018 4:59 p.m.

    Yet one more case influenced by illegal drug use, a 16 year rap sheet of revolving door incarceration. Yep, a picture book of the need of three strikes and your are out!