Utah police sting nets 658, but police still discouraged
By Nathan C. Gonzalez
The Salt Lake Tribune
SALT LAKE CITY — When two people were stabbed — one fatally — in Salt Lake City's Pioneer Park in mid-October, area residents and business owners pleaded with police to clamp down on violence and drug activity at the park.
Though Salt Lake City police seemed to answer that call — arresting 658 people in a 49-block sting between Nov. 5 and 10 — police and Salt Lake County sheriff's officials said all the work probably won't put a big dent in the park's longtime problem with crime.