The City of Taylorsville is a proud member of the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake. Since joining UPD in July, 2012, Taylorsville residents have enjoyed increased service at reduced costs.
Tracy Wyant, Precinct Chief - 385-468-9440
Mike Schoenfeld, Executive Lieutenant - 385-468-9425
Vaughn Allen, Investigative Sergeant - 385-468-9423
Brandy Stephens, Office Manager - 385-468-9427
Shirlee Maxfield, Records Specialist- 385-468-9428
Jennie Peterson, Office Specialist - 385-468-9429
Officer Todd Madsen and Officer Mikal Wersland
Every officer is dispatched to retail theft reports. It is the exceptional way Officer Madsen resolved this case that I bring this to your attention. The dispatched case revealed theft of clothing from Plato’s Closet. Further investigation revealed the theft suspects who were as of yet unidentified were driving a stolen vehicle.
The day following this theft Officer Madsen who is always aware of activity in his own and surrounding precincts learned the stolen vehicle was recovered by Sergeant Bailey in Kearns. Officer Madsen responded to the stolen vehicle recovery and completed his investigation. The theft suspects were identified and the stolen clothing was recovered and returned to Plato’s Closet.
In summation, Officer Madsen’s investigative acumen coupled with completely competent follow up solved what could be a mundane, run of the mill theft. To the store employees at Plato’s Closet it provided absolute confidence in the police department that patrol the streets of Taylorsville City.
Officer Bryan Marshall
Sergeant Montgomery would like to recommend Officer Bryan Marshall as the Officer of the month for September 2014. His actions in a recent aggravated robbery case, 14-150504 directly resulted in the arrest of 3 people who were recently involved in several other crimes in Taylorsville. It was a prior encounter Officer Marshall had with the suspects that led to their identification and arrest in this case.
Officer Marshall had previously investigated a vandalism case involving several people at Vista elementary. While viewing video from the aggravated robbery incident at Wal-Mart he recognized the suspects to possibly be the same. He had recalled a female who had been called in the vandalism case, who came and picked everyone up after citations had been issued. Officer Marshall requested that Officer Madsen respond to this location to see if the suspect vehicle was there. It turned out that it was and all involved were apprehended.
Officer Marshall’s awareness and follow up resulted in the arrest of several violent offenders. His actions warrant recognition.
Officer Grant Richardson
While conducting pro-active patrol in the area of 4200 South Redwood Road in the early hours of August 17th, 2014, Officer Richardson observed a motor home parked behind adjacent businesses.
Concerned what the occupants of the motor home were doing at this hour and location, Officer Richardson made contact.
Incident to contact, Officer Richardson questioned and later arrested a wanted felon, who had significant criminal history. In addition to the arrest, Officer Richardson seized narcotics, drug paraphernalia and a weapon.
Through Officer Richardson’s pro-active and diligent efforts, a more significant crime to one of our residents very well may have been averted.
Officer Richardson is to be commended for his work ethic and resolve.