Centerville Police Department
250 North Main Street
Centerville, UT 84014
P: (801) 292-8441
F: (801) 296-2078
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Contact: Lieutenant Zan Robison, PIO 801-292-8441
Date: July 12, 2018
On July 12, 2018, at approximately 7:45 am, the Centerville Police Department responded to a call of a group of people being disorderly at the Management Training Corporation business.
When officers arrived, they located approximately 25 people who were in the main lobby of the business causing a disruption to business operations. Additional officers from Bountiful, North Salt Lake, Farmington, Woods Cross, West Bountiful, Davis County Sheriff’s Office, and Utah Highway Patrol responded to assist. This group of people claimed the name of “Abolish ICE Utah.” There were reports of them being verbally abusive to workers arriving at work. They were holding signs that said “Abolish ICE,” and several of them had attached themselves together and to fixed objects inside the building with specialized restraining devices.
In accordance with the property owner’s request, the group was asked to leave the private property. Several people chose to leave after being told they would be arrested for trespassing if they did not comply. Some of the people in this group chained the doors together to restrict access to the building and refused to comply with the order to leave. A team specially trained for this type of situation from the Department of Public Safety was called in to assist in removing the devices the protestors used to attach themselves together and to fixed objects. Once those devices were defeated by the DPS team a total of eight people were arrested after refusing to leave the business. Those arrested were charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.
The Centerville Police Department honors the Constitution and right to free speech; however, these protests should be done in a lawful area without trespassing or committing other crimes during the protests.
Contact: Lieutenant Zan Robison PIO 801-292-8441
Date: June 20, 2018
Centerville Police Department dispatch services change
Effective midnight on July 1, 2018, Centerville Police Department will be changing our dispatch services from Davis County Dispatch to Bountiful Dispatch. The Centerville Police Department phone number will remain the same (801-292-8441), and we will still handle non-emergency calls during normal business hours. The Centerville Police Department’s business hours are 8:00am – 5:00pm. After hours, calls to the Centerville Police Department will be forwarded to Bountiful Dispatch. All 911 emergency calls will go to Bountiful Dispatch regardless of the time of day.
If you use an alarm company for any type of alarms, you should update your alarm company with the Bountiful Dispatch main number of 801-298-6000. By doing this your emergency calls will go to the correct dispatch center to begin with and won’t have to be transferred from Davis County Dispatch (or Centerville Police Department) to Bountiful Dispatch and will cut down on response time.
If you have any questions about the change of dispatch services you can contact our office at 801-292-8441.
Contact: Chief Paul Child PIO 801-292-8441
Date: May 18, 2018
July 4th Officer Involved Shooting Investigation Findings
On July 4, 2017, Cody McCray was shot and killed by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper following a police pursuit that ended on Legacy Highway in Centerville, Utah. During the pursuit, officers diverted Mr. McCray away from routes for parades occurring in Centerville and West Bountiful. Although no firearms were found in the stolen car Mr. McCray was driving, he was endangering people by going the wrong direction into oncoming traffic on a divided highway and using the car as a weapon to escape from officers who had stopped and surrounded the car.
Because the shooting occurred in Centerville and no Centerville officer fired any rounds, the Davis County Attorney’s Office appointed the Centerville Police Department to head the criminal investigation into the shooting. The investigation was conducted by a team comprised of over thirty investigators from agencies in Davis and Weber County, the Utah State crime lab, and the Utah Office of the Medical Examiner. After compiling the evidence, the team presented it to Davis County Attorney, Troy Rawlings for his review to determine whether criminal charges should be filed against the trooper who shot Mr. McCray. Mr. Rawlings has concluded, based on his office’s review of the evidence, that “We do not believe the evidence is reasonably likely to convince a unanimous jury to convict Sgt. Neff of murder or any other homicide crime.”
Centerville City and the Centerville Police Department thank the law enforcement officers involved in the investigation for their hard work and professionalism in gathering and presenting the evidence to the County Attorney for his review. They also express their sincere condolences to Mr. McCray’s mother, father, loved ones, and friends for their loss.
Contact: Lieutenant Zan Robison PIO 801-292-8441
Date: May 11, 2018
Residential Burglary Suspect Identified
We received a tip that helped us identify the suspect in the residential burglary case as Donald Shane Andrus. Donald is a 41-year male. Donald is wanted out of Colorado for a parole violation, Nevada for a weapons offense and is considered armed and has violent tendencies. Donald is also considered to be a flight risk. Because Donald has violent tendencies and is considered armed we are asking the public for any tips that may help us locate him. Donald is 5 feet 11 inches tall, approximately 160 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair. Anonymous tips are welcome.
We are also looking for a person of interest. Her name is Stephanie Didericksen, and she is a 43-year-old female. She pawned the bicycle that was stolen in the residential burglary in Centerville. We would like to speak with her to determine what information she could provide us about this case. Stephanie has ties to the Bountiful area.
May 10, 2018: Residential Burglary-Request for Public's Assistance
Contact: Chief Paul Child PIO 801-292-8441
Date: May 10, 2018
Residential Burglary Press Release
An individual is being sought by Centerville Police who is soliciting the public’s assistance to identify the suspect. The suspect is wanted in connection to a residential burglary.
On May 9, 2018, an unidentified male suspect forced entry into an unoccupied residence in Centerville at approximately 12:30 pm. After gaining entry using an unidentified prying device, the male suspect walked throughout the house, searching room to room through the homeowner’s belongings.
Surveillance cameras located within the home captured video of the suspect as he walked throughout the home. In the footage, the suspect is described as a Caucasian male, possibly in his late 30’s or early 40’s, wearing a blue and white flannel long sleeved button-down shirt, blue jeans and glasses. The suspect also appears to have short brown hair and goatee. See attached surveillance photos.
The suspect stole a Taurus 9mm semi-auto handgun in a small black case and a Giant Anthem Advance Pro 1 bicycle. The bike was black in color and had orange decals. The suspect left in an unknown direction from the home.
Anyone with information that might assist in identifying this suspect is encouraged to contact Detective D. Davis with the Centerville Police Department at 801-677-6427. Anonymous tips are welcome.
Prior Press Releases
Gas Leak Evacuation
March 18, 2018: Legacy Crossing Apartments Gas Leak Evacuation
Contact: Chief Paul Child, 801-292-8441
Date: March 19, 2018
Re: Legacy Crossing Apartments Gas Leak Evacuation
At 12:24 pm today South Dcated at 1162 W 200 N in Centerville and are situated next to the Megaplex Theaters. The affected apartments are located in Buildings A and B.
Dominion Energy had been called to the apartments to investigate an odor of gas, and they detected dangerous levels of gas in the ground around Building B. Dominion Energy requested an immediate evacuation of both A and B buildings which was accomplished by South Davis Metro Fire and Centerville Police. Legacy Crossing Boulevard was later ordered closed by Dominion Energy. A total of 128 units were evacuated. Most of these units were not occupied at the time by people, but some had animals inside. Dominion Energy also requested that the power be shut down in Building B.
A temporary evacuation center has been set up at Megaplex Theaters in a conference room. The theater and area businesses remain open. Affected residents are asked to check in with the liaison in the conference room. Davis County Animal Control responded to assist residents with animals in their apartments. Dominion Energy designated the following phone number to call for information: 801-324-5111. Residents may also obtain information by following Centerville Police on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/cpd.ut or on twitter by texting “follow @cpdutah” to 40404. Look for #legacygasleak on cpdutah twitter account.
At this time Dominion Energy crews are working to resolve the situation, and we will use twitter and Facebook messaging to inform residents when it is safe to return to their apartments.
Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
On Wednesday, January 3, 2017, at 1:25pm, the Centerville Police Department arrested Scott D. Freitag (48) of Layton, Utah, for driving under the influence of alcohol, open container, and possession of a firearm by an intoxicated person. A sergeant with the Centerville Police Department was on his way into work when he observed Mr. Freitag entering I-15 southbound at the Kaysville on ramp. Mr. Freitag was driving a Salt Lake City Corporation vehicle with exempt plates. The sergeant noticed the vehicle being driven in an erratic manner and made a traffic stop on I-15 southbound at the rest stop in Kaysville. The sergeant conducted a DUI investigation, and Mr. Freitag was arrested after failing field sobriety tests. An open container (mixed drink) was found in the center console and a handgun was in the center console. Mr. Freitag did submit to a breath test on the Intoxilyzer machine with results of .214. Mr. Freitag was cooperative with the arrest and was released on citation with a court appearance pending in the Davis County Justice Court.
Media inquiries contact Assistant Chief Von Steenblik at 801-292-8441 or email@example.com
Roadside Safety and Sobriety Checkpoint
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, the Centerville Police Department will be conducting a Roadside Safety and Sobriety Checkpoint as part of its ongoing initiative to remove impaired drivers from our roadways. The Centerville Police Department has made it a top priority to reduce impaired driving incidents in our area. The location of the checkpoint will be 800 West Parrish Lane in Centerville, Utah. The location of the checkpoint was selected as it is a major entrance point for the City of Centerville. The Parrish Lane checkpoint will begin during the evening of Saturday, October 28, 2017, and continue until the early morning hours of Sunday, October 29, 2017. Any inquiries in reference to this press release may be directed to Assistant Chief Von Steenblik.
MEDIA NOTE: Members of the media are invited to come and observe the checkpoint operation. Please contact PIO Assistant Chief Von Steenblik 801-292-8441 if you are interested in observing the checkpoint.