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KSL CrimeWatch

KSL CRIMEWATCH is a fast-paced show that puts you inside the top priorities of local law enforcement. Hosted by former chief of police in Salt Lake, Chris Burbank, the goal of KSL Crimewatch is simple: help keep Utahns safe. Episodes feature tips on how to protect you, and your family and give communities along the Wasatch Front opportunities to help authorities solve a crime. Designed from its inception to appeal to modern audiences, each episode is only a few minutes long and is heavily produced with visuals and animations. New episodes are available multiple times a month. KSL Crimewatch is produced by KSL NEWSRADIO with support from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.
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Oct 20, 2018
There have been five officer-involved shooting in just the last week and a half. As police investigate those cases, numbers show this has happened more this year than in previous years.
Oct 17, 2018
An officer-involved shooting investigation is underway after police say there was an armed robbery in Kearns. The man who was shot by officers was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Oct 17, 2018
A frightening and disturbing case under investigation in Riverton, where a 27-year-old man is suspected of trying to lure young teenage girls for sex.
Oct 13, 2018
A man is dead after police say he came at officers with a knife. Police shot him during a response at a home in Orem.
Oct 13, 2018
The director of the Fort Douglas Military Museum is desperate to get back a carrying case that was stolen from his car. He's making a plea to the public because most of the materials stolen are research papers about the military history of Utah.
Sep 27, 2018
Law enforcement in Box Elder County are suddenly dealing with dozens of car burglaries.
Sep 12, 2018
On the afternoon of January 13, 2009, law enforcement officers responded to the Candlestick Apartments in Midvale City, Utah. The maintenance workers had observed newspapers piling up outside of Apartment 208. Officers entered and found Lester Janise, a 62-year-old Native American male, decesaed inside of his apartment. And valuable items were missing. An autopsy determined the cause of death as ligature strangulation. The time of death was estimated to be somewhere around the end of December 2008. Lester had visited friends in South Dakota earlier that December prior to returning to Midvale. His 2002 white Ford Windstar was missing from his residence at the time Lester was located. The vehicle was later recovered in another state. Lester was not only a spiritual leader among the Native Americans, but also a Vietnam Vet who was awarded a Purple Heart. He lived alone, but had had company from out-of-state staying with him shortly before his death. A Unified Police cold case detective recently received a reliable break in this case and is actively investigating new leads. We encourage anyone with ANY information to call 385-468-9816. We believe someone out there has additional information regarding this case and knows what happened to Lester Janise.
Sep 6, 2018
In the case of a gunman walking into a populated place and opening fire, former SLCPD chief Chris Burbank gives us a few general tips to help keep you as safe as possible.
Aug 15, 2018
In November of 2010, Sherry Black was senselessly murdered in the bookstore she owned and operated in South Salt Lake. While a few clues were left behind, the homicide is still largely a mystery. New DNA technology has allowed Sheriff Rosie Rivera and the Unified Police Department to get an idea of what the suspect may look like, and they are asking the public for any additional information they may have. A $250,000 reward has been posted for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who committed the crime.
Aug 3, 2018
Police say an Ogden man started a fire at Lindquist Stadium and ran off with a bag full of Raptors memorabilia. Northern Utah Specialist joins us live to show the damage left behind.
Aug 3, 2018
A man is in custody accused of robbing an Uber driver at a South Salt Lake hotel, and threatening him with a stun gun. Nobody was hurt in this situation. But as News Specialist Jed Boal shows us, police want other drivers to be careful about their passengers.
Jul 24, 2018
In broad daylight a man is captured on surveillance video following a woman and performing a lewd act. Police now need your help to find him.
Jul 11, 2018
A Salt Lake County woman was on life support after bullets ripped through her living room window and struck her while she was sitting on the couch.
Jun 21, 2018
If your home is burglarized, having an inventory - complete with serial numbers - can go a long way toward helping recover your things. Debbie Dujanovic shows some easy ways to do it
Jun 15, 2018
What are some quick tips to keep in mind to prepare for an emergency where you have to flee your home? Former SLCPD chief Chris Burbank shares on what to gather and how to pack it.
May 10, 2018
With the kids getting out of school, many families are hitting the road for their summer vacation. Former SLCPD chief Chris Burbank gives us a few tips on what to remember before taking off.
May 8, 2018
Police say a 15-year-old girl was murdered in her Salt Lake City home and her killer is on the run.
May 8, 2018
They rattled workers at a Target store in Cottonwood Heights -- threats of violence and death that came via text message. In a story you're seeing only on KSL 5, News Specialist Andrew Adams learned a man is now under arrest and he's a co-worker.
May 8, 2018
Police investigating the homicide of a woman inside a home near 1650 West 500 North.
Apr 24, 2018
Preventing fires at home should be a priority for everyone. Former SLC PD chief Chris Burbank talks fire safety, and how to keep loved ones protected in the event of an emergency.
Apr 9, 2018
Are you plodding along with your smart phone's easy-to-remember, same-digit security code? Former SLC PD chief Chris Burbank shares a few tips to help secure a device that holds a mountain of personal information that could be compromised in the wrong hands.
Mar 27, 2018
Fire Department’s bomb-sniffing dog returns to work after leg injury
Mar 12, 2018
Former SLCPD chief Chris Burbank talks about the various levels of home safety, and how to approach it in your life.
Jan 30, 2018
Let's say you're pulled over in your car by an officer and you have no idea. What can you do? Former SLC Police Chief Chris Burbank tells us what our rights are, and what we can do to dispute it.
Dec 4, 2017
During the holidays, many crimes happen AWAY from potential victims--in the parking lot where they left their car. Former SLC police chief Chris Burbank shares a few holiday tips on what to do to minimize risk as you do your shopping. *** When you go out holiday shopping, you need to realize that more criminals—more people intent on taking things from your car—are out watching. Do not leave your purse and valuables in the car, if at all possible. If you are going to leave something in the car, make sure it’s not visible—that it’s out of sight. If you’re going to put something in the trunk in order to keep it safe, plan ahead. Don’t wait until you get to the shopping mall to get out and noticeably put your purse in the trunk and close the door. Other people, unfortunately, might be paying attention. Put it in there before you get to the shopping mall, then as you get out of your car, if somebody were to be watching this, they would have no idea that you have anything of value—nor is that attractive to them as a thief. As you shop and get packages, be organized in that. Most stores will hold purchases for you until the end of the day. So that you can go to multiple stores and then just do a pick up run, as opposed to taking something back to the car and putting it right in the back seat—where somebody, one, watches you come, and two, as they walk by the car they say, “That might be something of interest.” We’re not being paranoid, we’re just reducing the chances those packages get stolen.
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