Search Warrant Results In Four Arrests

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Four arrests were made this week when a search warrant was served at a residence on West Alpine Circle.

The search warrant was the result of a two week investigation, Lt. Don Engler of the Payson Police Department said.

Upon serving the warrant, at about 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 18, three individuals were taken into custody. The fourth individual was arrested after driving up to the residence, seeing the police there and then speeding away. The vehicle was stopped and the arrest made.

Arrested at the home were William Leonard Wilson, 20, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Joshua Steven Nichols, 19, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia; Cassidy Hilleary, 19, charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Arrested in the vehicle stop was Faith Frost, 23, who was charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. All three arrested at the residence reside there. Frost is also a Payson resident.

Abduction attempt

The police are still investigating the attempted abduction of a 12-year-old girl from Rim Country Middle School campus last Wednesday night.

Lt. Don Engler said the department is following a number of leads and has also had calls from several residents. He said each of those calls has been investigated and the department appreciates the help from the community.

The victim gave an extensive description of both the man who attempted to abduct her and the vehicle he was driving.

The man was about 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 200 pounds, he had a black beard and dark skin. He was wearing a dark red ball cap with a logo and writing on the front, a white T-shirt with holes, blue jeans with holes in the knees and brown work boots. He had a silver necklace and was carrying a wallet attached to a chain.

She said the vehicle was a "junky" black panel van with tinted windows and damage on the passenger side by the door. The license plate had yellow and orange colors on it and there was a dog in the van, but no passengers were visible.

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