SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Summit County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to two separate thefts occurring at campgrounds just two days apart. On Tuesday, an electric dirt bike was reported stolen from a camper at Echo Island Campground. Following that incident, a separate theft was reported on Thursday, involving another motorcycle taken from a campsite at Little Lyman Lake Campground in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.
Both thefts are believed to have occurred sometime during the night. A neighboring camper at Little Lyman Lake Campground stated that they heard a vehicle and some rustling at around 1:15 a.m.
Neither case left deputies with any eyewitnesses or potential suspects. The electric dirt bike, described as black and tan in color and looks like a normal gas-powered dirt bike, is valued at $14,000. The motorcycle is a 2008 Yamaha WF250. Both bikes were added to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.
Summit County Sheriff’s Department recommends that campers lock valuables inside their camper, vehicle, or trailer before leaving the camping area. It’s also a good idea, if possible, to ask a neighboring camper to watch over your property or consider leaving someone at camp to do so.