Police looking for man last seen in Ogden after 3 bodies found on Idaho property

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Police are searching for Gerald Michael Bullinger, 60, who is wanted for failure to report a death, a felony charge. Police in Idaho say Bullinger should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

CALDWELL, Idaho — Authorities are looking for a man last seen in Ogden after three women were found shot to death on his Idaho property Monday.

Police are searching for Gerald Michael Bullinger, 60, who is wanted for failure to report a death, a felony charge. Police in Idaho say Bullinger should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

Bullinger may be driving a white 2007 Ford Focus with a Utah license plate reading 129UMP. He was last seen in Ogden about 10 days ago, according to a report from the Idaho Statesman.

Lt. Tim Scott of the Ogden Police Department said that police have been aware of Bullinger since Monday when the bodies were found.

Police served a search warrant in Ogden earlier this week in connection to this case, Scott said. He would not say if the property where the search warrant was served was owned by Bullinger or his family.

On Monday, the Canyon County (Idaho) Sheriff’s Office responded to a welfare check at a home on Kcid Road outside Caldwell, Idaho.

Three partially decomposed bodies were found hidden in a shed outside the home, according to the Idaho Statesman. The deaths likely happened between one and two weeks ago, police told the Statesman.

Cheryl Baker, Bullinger’s wife, is missing and hasn’t been heard from for around 10 days, her brother Byron Baker told the Statesman. However, Idaho police would not say whether Baker was one of three women found.

Bullinger and Baker, who recently retired as an art teacher at GreenWood Charter School in Harrisville, were in the process of moving from Ogden to Idaho, the Statesman reported.

Police have not released the names of the deceased and would not comment if the women were related to Bullinger. Police said the women ranged in age from mid-teens to mid-50s.

Scott said that Ogden police are investigating this case in collaboration with the Canyon County Sheriff’s Department, which is the leading the investigation.

The Ogden Police Department would not release any additional information regarding the case, citing that the investigation is ongoing and releasing additional information my compromise the investigation.

If you have any information regarding this case, please call the Canyon County Sheriff’s Department at 208-454-7510.

 

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St George Drug Task Force SWAT Arrest 6 in Drug Bust Raid

(ST. GEORGE NEWS) — The sight of men hanging off the side of a vehicle is unusual enough. When it’s an armored vehicle and it says “SWAT” on it, it’s even more unusual. The St. George Police Department in conjunction with the Washington County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Tuesday afternoon at 374 Vermillion Avenue.

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Pregnant teen Utah at North Sanpete High won’t get to walk at graduation

(KUTV) A pregnant Utah teen will not be walking at her graduation on Friday night in central Utah, but it’s not because she didn’t complete her required amount of credits.

(KUTV) A pregnant Utah teen will not be walking at her graduation on Friday night in central Utah, but it’s not because she didn’t complete her required amount of credits.

Inez Aguado told 2News her daughter Rebecaa, who attends North Sanpete High School in Mount Pleasant, Utah came home in tears after she said her school counselor told her she hadn’t completed the required coursework in time to walk with her peers. The counselor told her she would still be able to pick up her diploma on Tuesday. Her mother says she feels like her school counselor didn’t provide her daughter with the help that she needed as a pregnant mother.

Rebecaa isn’t the only one with a complaint. The North Sanpete School District acknowledged there were several complaints this year from parents and students about not being able to walk at graduation.

This was part of their response to claims of unfair treatment. See the full statement embedded below.

“This year, multiple complaints regarding participation in graduation ceremonies have been investigated and all claims of unfair treatment have been found to be factually inaccurate,” North Sanpete School District wrote in a statement.

When asked by 2News if it was true that some students who hadn’t completed graduation requirements were still allowed to walk, while others weren’t, No response was given by the administration, just the following statement.

Rebecaa was given a deadline of last Friday at 3 p.m. to have all her coursework completed. She didn’t complete it until Monday. Aguado says some of her daughter’s peers said they either didn’t complete all of their coursework or were given later deadlines in order to walk at graduation.

“That’s a big thing for all teenagers,” Aguado said in a phone interview stating that getting to walk with their peers is seen as a bigger deal for a teen at the time than actually being awarded a diploma.

Aguado says she realizes her daughter didn’t meet the deadline her counselor set for her, but regardless, she still met the final deadline to get her diploma and doesn’t think her daughter shouldn’t be able to walk.

“I understand policies and I have to respect that. But she worked so hard,” Aguado said. “Monday, when she completed everything she walked to her counselor’s office, he said, ‘yes, you finished everything, too bad you aren’t walking,’ and then he started laughing at her.”

The teen, who is three months pregnant, has been in tears since that situation with her counselor. Her mother, who also happens to work as a teacher’s assistant for the North Sanpete School District at Moroni Elementary appealed the decision to the school principal, the board and the superintendent — but to no avail.

Aguado said the school district is standing behind their decision and says they have to about by their policies.

“It’s not about the kids, it’s about the policy,” Aguado said commenting on how she thought the school district viewed student grievances.

She doesn’t think the counselor used his position to help see a student success and to help them progress.

“He had the privilege of hearing from a pregnant girl that she had accomplished graduating and not dropping out, he could have said ‘you did it congrats,’ instead, he laughed in her face.”

Before Monday, she told her mother she was going to give up and not finish the final requirements, because she had missed her Friday deadline.

“I was like you can’t give up.,” Aguado said. “Do it for you, do it for your baby.” Rebecaa didn’t give up and she completed everything.

“I think they need to focus more on the kids,” she said. “If they have policies, they need to change them, because what is the point of going to school, parents encouraging the kids to graduate if at the end and they are a step away and get stopped?”

Even if the school district won’t let Rebecaa walk, Aguado says her family will hold a celebration for her on Saturday for her accomplishment.

“We’re going to have a party with her tomorrow cap and gown, because she did it and she deserves it.”

Story by Cimaron Neugebauer of KUTV

Bag of meth on driver’s lap during traffic stop results in arrest of alleged drug dealer

WASHINGTON CITY — During a traffic stop in Washington City Saturday, police reportedly located methamphetamine on the lap of a driver, leading to the arrest of two Washington County men on a variety of drug-related charges including a first-degree felony for drug possession with the intent to distribute.

WASHINGTON CITY — During a traffic stop in Washington City Saturday, police reportedly located methamphetamine on the lap of a driver, leading to the arrest of two Washington County men on a variety of drug-related charges including a first-degree felony for drug possession with the intent to distribute.

Late Saturday night, officers located a vehicle near 100 S. Main Street that had been reported to police as having a possible drunk driver, according to a probable cause statement filed by the Washington City Police Department in support of the arrest.

The vehicle’s registration returned as being suspended so, officers initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, the arresting officer wrote in a sworn statement.

When officers approached the driver, identified as 34-year-old Christopher Edward Bravot Jr., of St. George, they spotted a baggie in his lap containing a white crystalline substance that later tested positive for methamphetamine, according to the statement.

When officers asked Bravot to step out of the vehicle to detain him, they noticed he had poor balance, the report stated.

A passenger in the vehicle, identified as 27-year-old Jerame Scott Hafen, of Santa Clara, was also detained, according to the statement.

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Channel 2 news anchor arrested in DUI case

KUTV 2 News anchor Shauna Lake Marshall was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of DUI, having an open container in a vehicle on a highway, using plates registered to another car and failing to register or driving with an expired registration.

SALT LAKE CITY — A popular longtime TV news anchor was arrested Wednesday for investigation of drunken driving.

KUTV 2 News anchor Shauna Lake Marshall was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of DUI, having an open container in a vehicle on a highway, using plates registered to another car and failing to register or driving with an expired registration.

Lake was reached by phone Wednesday but did not comment about the arrest. No charges had been filed as of Wednesday evening.

A Utah Highway Patrol trooper noticed a white Land Rover was traveling under the speed limit on I-215 in the far left lane about 12:18 a.m. Wednesday, according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.

The vehicle was moving east near 1200 East and after making a traffic stop, the trooper could smell “the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from inside the vehicle,” the report states. No passengers were inside.