A woman was arrested Tuesday night for child endangerment and abuse when she left her young child in a hot car as “punishment” in Draper.

Jesica Brown, 28, was arrested for child endangerment and child abuse when police found her child left in a hot car.

According to the probable cause statement, a Draper City Police officer was dispatched to a welfare check at the Draper City Park at approximately 9 p.m.

Dispatch advised the officer that the complainant called to report that a child between 4-to-5 years old was in a “time out” inside a vehicle with the windows rolled up for “punishment purposes.”

The officer stated in the probable cause statement that the outside temperature was approximately 82 degrees at the time of arrival. The officer then determined that the vehicle was not turned on and that the windows were in fact not rolled down, according to the probable cause statement.

The officer then spoke to the child’s mother – later identified as Brown – who advised that her son was 4 years old and told police that she put her son inside the vehicle as punishment for “acting out,” according to the probable cause statement. The officer also confirmed with Brown that the child was placed inside the vehicle alone, with the car turned off and no windows rolled down for ventilation.

An assisting officer made contact with Brown’s son and placed her hand on the child’s head, which was hot to the touch and that he was sweating and had puffy eyes, according to the probable cause statement. The assisting officer then spoke with Brown, who admitted to using meth and heroin, according to the probable cause statement. The assisting officer then received consent from Brown to search her purse and found a used syringe.


A Utah woman has been arrested for pretending that her own husband had killed her.

Rebbecca Spring Nielson was taken into custody on Tuesday and is now facing charges of criminal mischief and making a false police report involving death.

Police say the 44-year-old Bluffdale resident became embroiled in a fight with her husband in the early hours of Tuesday morning after learning that he was texting another woman.

She purportedly wrote: ‘I have shot my wife and don’t know what to do’.

The woman replied and asked whether the text message was serious, to which Spring Nielson responded that it ‘wasn’t a joke’.

According to the police report, published in Gephardt Daily, ‘the woman continued to receive text messages informing her that the wife was dead and not breathing’.

She then asked whether she should call an ambulance to couple’s Bluffdale home, to which a text came through saying: ‘Yes’.

The woman called 911, and police promptly arrived at Spring Nielson’s residence, demanding that the husband come outside.


A Utah woman was busted for allegedly trying to kill her live-in boyfriend with Drano pipe cleaner β€” and told investigators she hoped β€œhe would go into eternal sleep.” Elle Weissman, 43, told South Salt Lake City cops that she deliberately gave her 50-year-old beau a spoonful of the drain-cleaning chemical to drink Monday night β€” knowing full well it would kill him