Logan man arrested in Kearns after police say he made threats to shoot citizens, officers

Unified Police officers arrested a Logan man in Kearns late Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, after he allegedly made threats to shoot people, including law enforcement personnel. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

KEARNS/LOGAN, Utah, Feb. 23, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — A Logan man was taken into custody by Unified Police Department officers late Friday night after he allegedly made threats to shoot people, including law enforcement personnel.

Unified Police Sgt. Miller said UPD received a notification to attempt to locate the suspect, Joshua Allen Boothe, who already was wanted on felony warrants for firearms-related offenses.

Miller said locating him was a joint effort involving UPD, Logan, Taylorsville, Midvale and West Valley City officers. The Department of Public Safety helicopter assisted with overhead surveillance.

Boothe was first spotted in West Valley City. He took a circuitous route, driving through parking lots and other venues, apparently in an effort to lose anyone who might be tailing him.

With the aid of the DPS helicopter, police were able to track him to Shadow Ridge Mobile Home Village, at 5075 West and 4700 South in Kearns, where he was seen going into a trailer.

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Police set up spikes at the mobile home park’s entrance, and as the suspect drove through, all four tires were flattened on the rented truck he was driving, Miller said.

At that point, a nearby West Valley City K-9 officer activated his lights. Boothe got out of the truck and officers quickly moved in and took him into custody.

Miller said Boothe, who is restricted from having weapons, had at least one knife on him.

“Police in Logan learned he had made two failed attempts to purchase firearms, which increased the need to get him into custody,” Miller said.

A search warrant was requested so officers could check for any weapons inside the truck.

Boothe was booked into Salt Lake County Jail for:

  • Possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony
  • Controlled substance, a third-degree felony

He will likely be transported from Salt Lake County to Logan sometime Saturday morning.

 

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