A 16-year-old juvenile from Wasatch County attempted to break into the Utah State Liquor Store by shooting out the glass doors on Sunday night, prompting area businesses on 1200 South in Heber to go on lock-down.
On September 8, Wasatch County Dispatch Center received an alarm call just after 6:30 pm at the Liquor Store in Heber City. Heber City Police officers were immediately dispatched to respond to the alarm.
Upon arriving on the scene, officers observed broken glass doors at this business, and set up a secured perimeter on the building and the surrounding area. Lt. Jeremy Nelson of the Heber City Police Department (HCPD) said that while responding, officers reported that shots were fired.
Several local departments responded to the area, including Wasatch County Sheriff’s Department, Utah State Parks, Utah Highway Patrol, Summit County Sheriff’s Department, US Forest Service, Park City Police Department, and the Summit/Wasatch SWAT Team.
A perimeter was set up to contain the area, and by 8:35 p.m. two persons of interest had been detained for questioning. These persons were interviewed by investigators, resulting in one juvenile male being booked into Juvenile Detention for several criminal charges stemming from the incident. After interviewing the second individual, it was determined that they were not involved in this incident, and was released.
Lt. Nelson says more charges may be filed against the juvenile.
At this time, this incident is still under investigation.