Centerville Police Department
250 North Main Street
Centerville, UT 84014
P: (801) 292-8441
F: (801) 296-2078
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Officer Jason Read
Contact: Lieutenant Zan Robison PIO 801-292-8441
Date: October 9, 2018
On September 23, 2018, Officer Jason Read, age 40, of the Centerville Police Department was riding his personal motorcycle in Syracuse on Antelope Drive near 2200 West when he was struck by a car causing serious injuries to him. Officer Read was transported by air ambulance to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. Officer Read had been in the hospital ever since the crash and was making headway in his recovery. Early this morning Officer Read unexpectedly passed away while still in the hospital. Officer Read was off duty at the time of this incident.
Officer Read began his career in law enforcement with Centerville Police in 2005, and he was a 13 year veteran. Jason served as a K-9 Officer for three years and was also assigned to the Problem Oriented Policing unit for a portion of his career working on a wide variety of community crime related issues. At the time of his passing he was assigned to patrol as a Police Officer III and Field Training Officer. Officer Read had an incredible memory for names, faces, license plate numbers and other important information that made him a very effective officer. Officer Read was the recipient of many awards and decorations and was a positive influence in many lives of those he served in the community as a police officer. Officer Read was married and had three kids. Officer Read was a member of the Centerville Police Department Family and was dearly loved and respected by his peers. We are all deeply shocked and saddened at his passing.
Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.
Contact: Centerville Police Department
Date: October 5, 2018
Contact: Sergeant Allen Ackerson
Date: August 29, 2018
On August 28th at 5:45 pm Centerville Police received a report of an attempted kidnapping of a 12 year old boy. The boy reported that he was walking home alone along 400 West near Jennings Lane (1700 North) sometime between 4:30 and 5:00 pm when he was approached by a man who offered him candy. When the boy refused the candy the man reportedly grabbed the boy by the shirt and picked him up. The boy said he punched the man in the face and was able to get away by running and hiding in a nearby park.
The suspect is described as a white male with blond hair around 30 years old with a tattoo on his neck, and he was wearing a black shirt and blue shorts. The vehicle is described as an older model blue sedan, possibly a four door.
We have increased our patrols in the area before and after school and have informed Davis County School District. Officers conducted an initial canvas of the neighborhood, no one that we spoke with witnessed the incident.
Anyone with information should call Centerville Police at 801-292-8441
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.