1 Man 16 Crimes

Marty Tenifa, Student Life Staff Writer

Kearns-Recently there was a “crime spree” committed in the Kearns area. While there were many major felonies, most of the crimes committed were minor and had a far greater effect on the charges than most would think.

On May 29-30 Kevin Zamora committed “two counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony; possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a second-degree felony; failing to stop at an officer’s signal and obstructing justice, third-degree felonies; failing to stop at the command of an officer, a class A misdemeanor; and seven class B misdemeanors including unlawful discharge of a firearm, two counts of assault, three counts of not operating a car safely and causing damage, and possession of alcohol by a minor.” While only two stores were robbed there was a total of 16 crimes committed.

Although Zamora was only 17, he will be charged as an adult for the seriousness of these crimes, the court hearing will be taking place in the coming weeks and he will most likely be facing major jail time or even prison time depending on the seriousness of the assault charges.

According to the charges, Zamora stole a car that was left running in a parking lot and soon after it crashed into a parked car, he then got out and proceeded to walk into a holiday oil and steal two cases of beer. The store clerk attempted to call the police while standing in front of the stolen car, Zamora and others then moved the car forward into the store clerk, he was then hit onto the hood and fell off the side of the moving vehicle.

The police found and identified Zamora through social media, they then went to his home with a search warrant and found ammunition for the unlicensed gun used in the robbery. Once apprehended while waiting to be interviewed Zamora was seen on surveillance emptying bullet from his pocket to the garbage can. This was one of the best pieces of evidence found for the case thus far