Child porn on computer leads to charges against W.V. man

A West Valley man was charged Friday with 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor after police allegedly found child pornography on his computer's hard drive.Police executed a search warrant at the man's house, 3871 West Dean Drive, and seized his computer, computer disks and other computer equipment. The equipment was taken to a computer expert who was able to locate at least 40 pornographic photographs depicting children, court documents state.

In a police interview, the man, 35, admitted he had downloaded the child pornography, the charges state.

Each count of sexual exploitation of a minor, a second-degree felony, carries a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison.

Man arrested after forcing way into home, fleeing police

A man who forced his way into a home, repeatedly hit a man inside and then chased him into the street was eventually subdued with pepper spray before being hauled off to jail.

A Salt Lake police report said the man's mother drove him to the residence in the 600 East block of Wilmington Avenue (2200 South) where he was looking for his 17-year-old daughter.

The daughter had left with her boyfriend when her father showed up at 9:50 p.m. Thursday.

The father, who apparently had been drinking, was turned away from the residence but eventually forced his way in. The victim, who tried to tell the angry man he was not involved in the dispute with his daughter, was hit repeatedly and then chased outside when he tried to flee.

By the time officers arrived, they saw the father chasing the resident in the middle of 600 East. An officer approached them and ordered the pair to opposite curbs, but only the victim complied, the report said.

Police said the father had his hands clenched in fists and was saying he wouldn't follow the officer's order. The officer hit him with a shot of pepper spray.

After the man was flushed of the irritant, he was taken to Salt Lake County Jail and booked for investigation of aggravated burglary, a first-degree felony.

Miniskirt in the cold leads S.L. police to a hot car

A miniskirt that officers felt looked out of place in near freezing temperatures led police to collar a man sought in an Ogden robbery case.

At 12:40 p.m. Thursday in the parking lot of a convenience store at 1290 S. State, Salt Lake police officers on patrol spotted a woman talking to a man seated in a car.

She was wearing a miniskirt in temperatures that barely reached 35 degrees, a report said.

The woman was confronted by officers. She told them the man was her dealer.

When police checked the car's information, they determined it had been stolen in Ogden. Everyone in the car said they had obtained it from a man they know only as "Smitty."

When officers went to "Smitty's" address in Salt Lake City they found a man who, they learned from Ogden police, had been sought by that agency.

The car's owner was able to retrieve her vehicle, which had been stolen two years ago, and Ogden police arrested the man. Several other arrests were made based on the initial encounter, including the alleged dealer, who had $725 in his front pocket, and the miniskirted woman, who was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.