Orem man pleads to be deported

Sep 11, 2017, 5:44 PM | Updated: 7:48 pm

...

OREM – Police say an Orem man, who is apparently trying to get to his home country of Argentina, may be going about it the wrong way.  They say he called 911, pleading to be deported.

The calls to 911 dispatchers came in at around 9:30 Saturday night.  Orem Police Lieutenant Craig Martinez says the caller, Juan Huber, sounded intoxicated when he demanded to have police come to his house and arrest him because he was in the country illegally.  However, Martinez says the dispatchers informed him they wouldn’t be doing that.  “[They said] sleep it off, relax and call us back if you need anything else and there’s any other emergency.”  Huber reportedly wouldn’t take “no” for an answer.  Martinez adds, “It got to the point where he just kept calling back, demanding us to come to his house and arrest him.”

Martinez says Huber called so many times, they had no choice but to take him into custody.  “Not to deport him, but, we’re going to arrest him for electronic communications harassment,” he says.

However, Martinez says it’s possible Huber’s efforts may not pay off.  He says he can’t guarantee that the Utah County DA or immigration officials will put an ICE retainer on this case.  “Our policy is that we arrest the criminals, we book them into jail, and where it goes from there, that’s not up to us,” he says.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Dusk on the last day of the 2024 legislative session at the Utah Capitol in Salt Lake City on Frida...

Bridger Beal-Cvetko

The Utah 2024 Legislative Session is over. Here’s what lawmakers did

Utah lawmakers made the most out of the 2024 general legislative session, passing 591 bills, surpassing last year's previous high of 575.

1 hour ago

Tumbleweeds surround an Eagle Mountain home on March 2, 2024. (Photo credit: Brennen Katsos)...

Josh Ellis

High winds hit Wasatch Front as storm moves in

Winds will continue to increase over western Utah valleys Saturday ahead of a front and spread into southern Utah.

1 hour ago

A lone camper truck moves north bound on the I-80 at the Donner Pass Exit on Friday, March 1, 2024,...

SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press

Blizzard ‘as bad as it gets’ hits California, Nevada. Strip of I-80 shut down

The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning through Sunday for a 300-mile stretch of the mountain range.

2 hours ago

Five pine trees were taken down by the wind in front of Denise Cable's house on March 2, 2024....

Kennedy Camarena and Emma Keddington

Winter weather on the move in Utah: What to expect Saturday

Throughout the weekend on March 2 and 3, wind and winter weather will be kicking up a major storm. This is where you can stay updated on the storm.

4 hours ago

ksl movie show review host steve salles next to outlaw posse poster...

Steve Salles

KSL Movie Show review: ‘Outlaw Posse’ goes off the rails, loses storyline

In this KSL Movie Show review, we travel back in time to the wacky western world of "Outlaw Posse."

8 hours ago

FILE - A skier turns through the trees at Powder Mountain. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)...

Mariah Maynes

Strong winds cause ski lift holds, Powder Mountain cancels day skiing March 2

Powder Mountain announced that day skiing will be closed tomorrow following strong winds. The announcement came as resorts across the state experienced impacted lift operations due to the gusts. 

20 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

front of the Butch Cassidy museum with a man in a cowboy hat standing in the doorway...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking Back: The History of Bear Lake

The history of Bear Lake is full of fascinating stories. At over 250,000 years old, the lake has seen generations of people visit its shores.

silhouette of a family looking over a lake with a bird in the top corner flying...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

8 Fun Activities To Do in Bear Lake Without Getting in the Water

Bear Lake offers plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy without having to get in the water. Catch 8 of our favorite activities.

Wellsville Mountains in the spring with a pond in the foreground...

Wasatch Property Management

Advantages of Renting Over Owning a Home

Renting allows you to enjoy luxury amenities and low maintenance without the long-term commitment and responsibilities of owning a home.

Clouds over a red rock vista in Hurricane, Utah...

Wasatch Property Management

Why Southern Utah is a Retirement Paradise

Retirement in southern Utah offers plenty of cultural and recreational opportunities. Find out all that this region has to offer.

Orem man pleads to be deported