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|Centerville Police Department|
|250 North Main Street|
|Centerville, UT 84014|
|P: (801) 292-8441|
|F: (801) 296-2078|
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Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol
Centerville Police Dept
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Officer-Involved Shooting on Legacy Highway
Centerville Police Dept
Contact: Chief Paul Child, 801-292-8441
Date: July 4, 2017
At about 2:00 this morning, the West Bountiful Police Department was contacted by the owner of a red Honda Civic reporting their vehicle stolen. Bountiful Police attempted to stop the stolen car at approximately 2:30 am; however, the driver fled and the pursuit was terminated. Later during the night, a deputy from Davis County Sheriff’s Office also tried to stop the stolen car but terminated when the subject fled. As the morning went on, the stolen car was spotted several times, but no effort was made to stop the vehicle because police knew who the suspect was.
At about 9:15 am, the stolen car was observed by a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper going north on Legacy Highway approaching Parrish Lane in Centerville. The vehicle took the exit and went east on Parrish and then south on Child Lane going into West Bountiful.
During this time period, the Centerville City parade was in progress along Main Street, and West Bountiful City was preparing for their parade which was scheduled to start at 10:30. Officers in the area were reporting the subject’s location without attempting to stop the vehicle. Information was broadcast to police that the subject was suicidal and possibly intent on “Suicide by Cop.” This information was very concerning to police officials in both Centerville and West Bountiful due to the thousands of people gathered in both towns for the festivities. Officers from Centerville and West Bountiful were instructed to make all reasonable efforts to keep the subject out of the areas where large groups had gathered for the two parades. At one point, the subject was eastbound on Parrish Lane and was approaching the parade route on Main Street and was turned away by officers within a few hundred feet of the blocked road. The subject then drove to around the area for several minutes getting very close to both of the parade routes.
Around 10:40 am, the subject went west on Parrish Lane and got onto Legacy Highway going north. A Utah Highway Patrol Trooper was able to use road spikes which were effective in flattening tires on the stolen car. There were at least two attempts to perform a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) on the car on Legacy but the subject was able to continue driving and turned around going southbound in the northbound lanes of Legacy Highway traffic. The subject ran into a marked Centerville patrol car in a head-on trajectory and then another Centerville Officer struck the car causing it to veer into the median where it came to a rest and started a grass fire.
During attempts to take the subject into custody a Utah Highway Patrol Trooper fired at the subject striking him. The subject, who has been identified as Cody Ray McCray, 32, of West Bountiful, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
This incident is being investigated by the Davis County Multi-Agency Critical Incident Team. Centerville Police Department is the Venue and Lead Agency in this investigation as outlined in the Davis County Officer Involved Shooting Protocol plan. No officers were injured during this incident.
Legacy Highway is closed in both directions and will remain closed until the investigation is completed at this location, motorist should plan on several more hours of closure.