Roosevelt Police Chase Ends When Officer Uses Vehicle to Stop Stolen Truck

Quick thinking by Roosevelt City Police put an end to a dangerous car chase on Sunday evening. According to Roosevelt Police Chief Rick Harrison, an off duty Duchesne County Sheriff’s deputy was approached at about 7:00pm on Saturday by a man in Stewart’s Marketplace that stated his 1997 Mazda truck was being stolen from the parking lot. “The deputy notified Roosevelt Police who found the vehicle southbound on State Street near 800 South,” shares the Chief. “The driver, 32-year-old Zipporah Apporas, did not yield to the officer’s emergency lights and continued south on State Street.” Spikes were deployed but the effort to stop the fleeing vehicle was unsuccessful. When officers were notified that children were playing by the road in the direction the vehicles were headed it was decided that officers would use a police vehicle to force Apporas to stop. “The stolen vehicle was stopped with no injuries to the suspect or the officers,” shares Chief Harrison. Apporas was arrested and charged with vehicle theft as well as multiple traffic violations.  Last October, Apporas was cited for an incident in which she dropped off her disabled son at Smith’s in Vernal and left. She was later found passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle, drunk. Vernal City Police cited her for child abuse, public intoxication, interfering with an investigation and resisting arrest.

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.