Brazilian foreign-exchange student suing W.V., officer who ran over him

A foreign exchange student from Brazil who was hit and then run over by a West Valley police car last summer is suing the city and the officer who was driving the car.On June 4, Andre Rieckmann, 18, was struck by a police car while crossing 3500 South at 2025 West late at night. The car was driven by officer John E. Dietrich, who was on his way to assist a traffic stop, police said.

Rieckmann sustained significant head trauma, a pulmonary contusion and liver laceration, among numerous other fractures and injuries that left him hospitalized for more than a month before he could return to Brazil, according to the lawsuit.

In Brazil, Rieckmann has had some follow-up shoulder surgery and other treatments, said his attorney Doug Mortensen. So far his medical expenses have mounted to more than $135,000, the lawsuit states.

"I'm waiting to receive more medical information concerning Andre. He has had a lot of testing done in Brazil, and he's still recovering from his injuries," Mortensen said.

Police and federal agents looking for man who robbed North S.L. bank

NORTH SALT LAKE -- Police and federal agents are looking for a man who robbed a U.S. Bank at 1090 N. 500 East here Friday morning.

The robbery occurred just after the bank opened at 9 a.m. when a man approached a teller, demanded and obtained an undisclosed amount of money, then fled on foot.

The robber is described as a male between the ages of 40 and 45. He was last seen wearing a blue baseball cap with a logo on the front similar to the Toronto Blue Jays logo, dark sunglasses, a dark polo shirt with a stripe on the collar and dark, Docker-style pants and a watch on his left wrist.

His hair color is unknown but appeared to be graying around the temples. Witnesses say he was carrying a dark leather or canvas bag.

Anyone with information regarding the robbery or the robbery suspect can call the Salt Lake City FBI office at 579-1400 or the North Salt Lake Police Department, 936-3880.

UTA driver charged with sex abuse involving flextrans bus passenger

A 38-year-old UTA bus driver was charged with forcible sex abuse Friday, a second-degree felony, for allegedly touching and making unwanted sexual advances toward a UTA passenger.

Charges in 3rd District Court state that on Feb. 2 the defendant, a Salt Lake resident, was driving a UTA flextrans bus carrying a sole female passenger when he stopped the bus at approximately 5500 S. 4015 West. The passenger said after he stopped the bus he approached her, called her "sweetheart" and touched her.

If convicted, the man could face up to 15 years in prison and a $5,000 fine.