Today I was honored to give a certificate of appreciation to Mary Flores. On December 15, 2018 she heard an “attempt to locate” over her scanner while working the graveyard shift at High Country Chevron. She noticed the suspects and vehicle when they pulled into the station for fuel and called dispatch. Deputy Lonnie Laws located the vehicle and made an arrest. This arrest lead to evidence of a $30,000 burglary in Richfield at Jorgensen Honda earlier and other possible burglaries throughout Utah. Great Job Mary!
Get your key and unlock that (could be) award winning chili recipe and bring it on over to the 2018 Chili Cook-Off in Minersville on Saturday, November 24th. If you don't have a chili recipe, come on down and taste some of the best chili around!
Our mountain has snow! It has been reported that there is approximately 8 to 10 inches of snow along Big Flat and 10 to 12 inches of snow on the ground around LeBaron Reservoir. Forest Service Road FS-153 above Puffer Lake and FS-137 remain passable, although 4x4 vehicles are recommeded. Road conditions in these areas and other unpaved mountain roads are subject to change often during this time of year and may become impassable soon.
A flash flood watch has been issued for most of Utah, including Beaver County by the US National Weather Service Salt Lake City Utah. The watch goes into effect at 3:00 pm Monday for southern Utah which is described as south of I-70 and the Capitol Reef area. The watch for the rest of the shaded area on the map will go into effect at 4:00 am Tuesday morning. All areas included in the watch will be effective until 4:00 am on Wednesday.
UPDATE: Earlier tonight we asked for assistance with the search for the missing youth in Pine Valley. We're pleased to announce to cancel assistance for tomorrow morning. A positive ID was reported in Washington County of him and BCSO no longer feels he is located in our area. Thanks to everyone for helping us. - July 26th, 2018 at 10:23 PM
With improved weather conditions and moderate fire danger indices, Fire Management Officer Brett Ostler of Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands has issued an order resinding the fire restrictions that were put in place on July 2nd, 2018 for all unincorporated areas of Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington counties. This order does not rescind the restrictions intitiated on June 1st, 2018.
St. George News recently wrote an article warning of some popular phone scams that claim you owe the IRS or have an outstanding warrant. The Beaver County Sheriff's Office is sorry to say that we have had victims in Beaver County. Our office, nor any legitimate law enforcement agency will ever call you on the phone to advise you to pay a warrant. Please don’t fall prey to this.
As of July 1st, 2018 the United States Forest Service implemented Stage I Fire Restrictions within the exterior boundries of Fishlake Nation Forest. These restrictions allow for campfires within campgrounds with a designated metal ring. They also allow for propane/liqued fuel stoves for cooking outside of designated campgrounds, although campfires and charcoal are prohibited.
Utah State Forester Brian L. Cottam in conjuction with the County Commission from each affected county has determined the additional fire restrictions were needed in the following counties: Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington. These restrictions are effective as of Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 and will remain in effect until rescinded.
Fire restrictions have been adopted by Beaver City. These restrictions were declared by Beaver City and in conjunction with Beaver Fire District #1 and were implimented on June 26th, 2018 and will remain in effect until further notice.. Violations of these restrictions are punishable as a class B misdemeanor.
With the extremely dry conditions, forecasted weather conditions, and other fire restrictions that are already in place, local fire officials have decided to issue fire restrictions for the city of Milford, Utah. These restrictions are effective as of June 27th, 2018 and violations of these restrictions are punishable as a class B misdemeanor.
With the extremely dry conditions, forecasted weather conditions, and other fire restrictions that are already in place, local fire officials have decided to issue fire restrictions for the town of Minersville, Utah. These restrictions are effective as of 6:00 p.m. on June 25th, 2018 and violations of these restrictions are punishable as a class B misdemeanor.
Congratulations to Deputy Caleb Paice for graduating from the Utah Corrections Academy!
Beaver County Sheriff's newest graduate of Utah Corrections Academy, Deputy Caleb Paice is now a certified corrections officer for Beaver County Correctional Facility. Caleb also received the academics honor award for his class.
The Beaver County Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce their new partnership with Motorola Solutions – Airbus DS Communications. Today, we launched our new VESTA® NG9-1-1 system which will provide our dispatch center with the most up-to-date technology available to help them manage emergencies faster and more efficiently.
The lower gate to Big John's Flat was opened this morning. You can now access the flat. There are a few wet spots in the road as you travel to the flat. The gate on Big John’s flat is closed and there are several snow drifts in the trees in the traditional camping areas.
There have been reports of hay being stolen in the area. The Farm Bureau is offering a reward for information leading to the conviction of the person(s) responsible in an open investigation on an active, specific case. If you have any information, contact Beaver County Sheriff’s Office at 435-438-2862. Any and all information is appreciated but this reward is only applied to a specific case.
Another type of scam is calling into Beaver County. Scammers posing as ROCKY MOUNTAIN POWER. They called today stating that the bill was past due, unless the bill was paid, the power would be disconnected in an hour. Call was from 877-474-1121. If you get any calls demanding immediate payment, don't give any information & hang up.
We have received reports of a phone scam calling tonight. Caller says his name is John and he claims he is from the Police Officers Support Alliance asking for a one time donation that would aid the Utah police officers in having all the tools and resources that would need to do their job. One of the numbers is 801-528-9505.