Truck driver wanted on rape charges in Salt Lake County arrested at Utah-Arizona port of entry

ST. GEORGE, Utah — A man wanted on warrants stemming from rape allegations in Salt Lake County was arrested near the Utah-Arizona border Sunday during a routine inspection of the semi he was driving.

St. George News reports troopers arrested 54-year-old Thorpe Steele of Alvin, Texas on the northbound side of the port of entry inspection point around 2:20 p.m. Sunday.

Arizona authorities became aware of two outstanding warrants for Steele’s arrest during a routine inspection of the semi while checking his ID. They contacted Utah Highway Patrol, and troopers responded to make the arrest.

Authorities arrest 54-year-old Thorpe Steele, of Alvin, Texas, at the Utah-Arizona Interstate 15 port of entry, St. George, Utah, Feb. 11, 2018 | Photo by Joseph Witham, St. George News

According to a statement of probable cause filed in Salt Lake County in October of 2017, a woman told police that Steele raped her in the sleeping area of his truck while she was a trainee at CR England Trucking.

She said the incident happened in July of 2017 in

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Truck stolen from Chico found in Magalia, suspect arrested

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Thursday, November 23, 2017 – Mugshot of 37 year old James Wells of Magalia added to story.

A man was arrested in Magalia for being in possession of a stolen vehicle on Thanksgiving morning.

At about 10:00 a.m. Butte County Sheriff’s Office Deputy J. Voris was patrolling on Jordan Hill Road at Coutelenc Road in Magalia when observed a suspicious vehicle with two men standing next to it.

The vehicle was a gray 2004 Ford F250. When Officer Voris ran the license plate through dispatch he discovered the truck had been stolen recently from Chico.

One of the men, James Wells, was arrested for possession of the stolen truck. Wells was out on bail for a previous arrest after he had allegedly been found with another stolen vehicle. The other man, Julius Hinman, was questioned and released.

James Wells is in custody and his bail has been set at $40,000.  His charges include possession of a stolen vehicle, and being arrested for a felony while out of custody on bail.

The owner of the stolen truck was told of it’s recovery, and later had his truck returned to him.

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‘F*** TRUMP’ truck sticker photo goes viral; driver arrested on outstanding warrant

RICHMOND, Texas – The driver of a truck featuring a sticker with an expletive directed toward President Donald Trump spoke out to KPRC2 after local law enforcement posted a photo of it on social media.

Fort Bend County Sheriff Troy Nehls posted a photo of the back of a white pickup truck with a tinted back window and a large sticker that reads, “F*** Trump, and f*** you for voting for him.”

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Police: Man initially too intoxicated for mugshot hit women, building with truck

CLEMSON, SC (FOX Carolina) –

Clemson police said a Georgia man was arrested and charged with driving under the influence early Wednesday after crashing into a business and striking pedestrians with a pickup truck.

The crash happened around 12:30 a.m. on College Avenue, according to Chief Jimmy Dixon.

Dixon said John Thompson, 34, from Pooler, GA, was driving a white Ford F-350 that crossed all three lanes on College Avenue, went up the sidewalk, and crashed into the front of The Greek Gallery memorabilia store.

Dixon said two women were struck by the vehicle and transported to the hospital but has since been released. A male victim was not transported from the scene, according to police.

Thompson is also accused of striking a car which was legally parked.

He refused to take a breathalyzer and was initially too intoxicated to take a booking photo following his arrest, Dixon said.

“Thompson is not a Clemson University student and is being held at the Clemson City Jail awaiting a bond hearing,” Dixon said. “As the chief I am extremely grateful this incident was no worse than it was.”

Later on Wednesday, police released a mugshot of

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Suspect in Miami Gardens shooting arrested in stolen truck at…

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – A man accused of fatally shooting his ex-wife’s mother and wounding his former brother-in-law in Miami Gardens has been arrested in north Florida.

Emmanuel Saint Fleur was wanted by Miami Gardens police in connection with Tuesday’s shooting at a home near Northwest 17th Place and Northwest 157th Street.

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement announced the arrest Thursday.

Florida agricultural officers said they arrested Saint Fleur at a rest stop off Interstate 10 in Madison County.

Authorities said they found Saint Fleur on Wednesday after the stolen truck he was driving passed through an agricultural inspection station on I-10 in Live Oak without stopping.

While being questioned about the stolen truck, Saint Fleur confessed to shooting two people in South Florida, authorities said.

The truck was stolen from Saint Fleur’s former employer in the Fort Lauderdale area. Authorities said they also found a stolen gun in the truck.

Saint Fleur was being held without bond at the Madison County jail. He faces multiple charges, including first-degree murder and attempted murder.

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Teacher arrested on DUI charge after crashing BMW into dump truck

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – A South Florida teacher was arrested Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed her BMW into a dump truck on Florida’s Turnpike in Hollywood, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Ilana Muransky, 26, of Davie, was driving north on Florida’s Turnpike, just south of Miramar Parkway, shortly after midnight when she crashed her BMW into the back of a dump truck, the FHP arrest report said.

A state trooper who was questioning Muransky about the crash smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from her breath and noticed she had watery eyes, slurred speech and had trouble keeping her balance while talking, the report said.

Muransky told the trooper that she had been drinking, but she said she only had one alcoholic beverage, the report said.

When the trooper told her that he was going to conduct a field-sobriety exercise, Muransky told him that her left leg was hurting her, but she agreed to the exercise because she “wanted to prove to me that she was not drunk,” the trooper wrote in the report.

Muransky took off her high heels to have better balance but still failed to follow the trooper’s instructions, the report said.

After the trooper told

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