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A Woman Walking Around The Parking Lot Claiming A Female Inside The Library Was Threatening To Kill Her


| Vernal, Ut. | June 10th, 2024 |

Police were called to a suspicious incident at the Uintah County Library, where the complainant stated a woman was walking around the parking lot trying to get someone to call the police because a woman inside the library was threatening to kill her.

Sgt. Cannon arrived at the library when dispatch advised him there was another woman inside, who they believed to be named Stephanie.

The woman outside stated that she had given 46-year-old Stephanie Lee Lente a ride to the library. She stated that Stephanie said that her medications weren't working and that she had been taking too many of them to help her sleep. The woman stated that Stephanie kept telling her that she was going to find a way to kill her.

The woman stated that Stephanie became upset and got out of the vehicle, threatening to throw rocks at it. She stated that Stephanie wanted to get back into the vehicle, but she feared Stephanie was going to harm her. The woman said Stephanie was currently in the library's bathroom.

Officers made contact with Stephanie in the women's bathroom, where she had locked herself in the stall and had her property spread all over the floor. Stephanie refused to open the door after the officers requested.

Sgt. Cannon got the stall door open, and he attempted to get Stephanie to go to the hospital willingly to be seen by mental health professionals, but she refused.

Cpl. Randall and Sgt. Cannon went to place Stephanie in handcuffs to be involuntarily committed to the hospital, and while doing so, she slapped their hands. Once her hands were secured behind her back, Stephanie kicked Cpl. Randall's legs, and she had to be placed on the ground to complete securing her in handcuffs.

While on the ground, Stephanie yelled obscenities and was told to stop because they were inside the library. Stephanie stated she didn't care and continued to yell obscenities.

After Stephanie was secured in handcuffs, she was searched, and the officers found a small blue container containing a green leafy substance, consistent with marijuana, in Stephanie's pant pocket.

Stephanie was transported to the Uintah County Jail, where she was booked for threats of violence, two counts of assault by a prisoner, interfering with an arresting officer, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and disorderly conduct. She was released from jail.

Stephanie was also placed on a mental health hold so that mental health professionals could see her.

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