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GUNMAN ROBS MARKET, SHOOTS ICE MACHINE

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A corner market was robbed and its outdoor ice machine shot Wednesday afternoon, Salt Lake police said.

A man brandishing a gun robbed the market at 203 East Hampton Ave. at about 1:30 p.m., and then ran north on 200 East. When a witness went outside to get a better look at the robber, he heard what sounded like a shot and stepped back into the store.Police reported they found a shell casing outside the market and a bullet in the side of the ice machine.

Arcadia man arrested on sex-abuse charge

An Arcadia, Duchesne County, man was arrested Thursday for investigation of aggravated sexual abuse within Indian territory.

FBI agents arrested Eddie Charles Perank, 29, and charged him with knowingly engaging in a sexual act with a minor under age 12 on a federal Indian reservation. He was taken to Salt Lake City, where he had an initial appearance in front of U.S. Magistrate Ronald Boyce.

"The Salt Lake City Division is actively investigating these types of cases and is in the process of adding more resources to expose and combat these types of personal crimes," said Eugene F. Glenn, Special Agent in charge of the Salt Lake Division of the FBI.

Couple face Aug. 7 hearing on drug charges

RICHFIELD - A California couple will appear for preliminary hearing in 6th Circuit Court in Richfield on Aug. 7, facing drug charges after being stopped for speeding on I-70 in Sevier County.

Alberto Carlier, 41, South Gate, Calif., was driving a vehicle that was clocked by a law enforcement officer at 81 mph near Vermillion. A kilo of cocaine was found hidden behind the spare tire in the trunk, prosecutors say.

Carlier was accompanied by Myrna Scflenger, 55, Reseda, Calif., who is being held in the women's facility at the Millard County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. Carlier is in the Sevier County Jail in Richfield, also held in lieu of $10,000 bail.

The pair was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Eureka residents want local police officer

EUREKA - The majority of residents who attended a community meeting want the city to hire a law-enforcement officer.

About 150 residents attended Wednesday's meeting.

The city, said Mayor Don Treloar, could appoint a city marshal or could contract with the Juab County Sheriff's Department to provide coverage. Contracting for coverage, he said, would be the least expensive option for the community.

If a police officer were hired, the city would have to raise money to pay for the officer. That means the city either would have to increase its portion of property taxes by 41 percent or assess each of the city's 263 households $3 more per month on garbage collection.

The funds thus collected would be transferred to the general fund to defray the cost of law enforcement, said Treloar.

Since the meeting was held so the council could determine the desires of the community, each person who wanted to speak or to ask questions was allowed to do so.

The comments were sometimes heated and were so many and so varied it was determined to call for a show of hands to determine what the majority of those attending the meeting wanted.

By a small margin, the majority indicated they preferred hiring a local law-enforcement officer who would live in the community and also agreed to fund the expense by increasing the fee for garbage collection by $3 with those funds being transferred to the general fund to pay for a city marshal.