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Police Log: String of vehicle burglaries believed to be linked

Friday, December 2

Assault

A man was reportedly assaulted by two other males at a 7-Eleven in Kamas. A review of the security footage revealed that one man repeatedly pushed the complainant in the back while the other man smacked the complainant’s drink out of his hand. Contact with the two males was unsuccessful. According to a records search, they both reside in the Salt Lake Valley. The County Attorney’s Office will be contacted regarding this case.

Vehicle Burglary

A woman reported that her vehicle had been burglarized at the Round Valley Trailhead off Silver Summit Parkway. The woman claimed she had been away from her car for around 30 minutes and had left her purse inside the vehicle. The woman told investigators that her credit cards had been used at the Park City Walmart while they were speaking with her. Deputies visited Walmart and met with the loss prevention crew. The suspect’s description and a video were obtained by the deputies. Follow up will be made by the primary deputy.

Vehicle Burglary

Deputies received a call for a vehicle burglary at the Basin Recreation Fieldhouse. The complainant claimed she left her car for 15 minutes while leaving her purse inside. Her rear driver’s side door window was broken, and her purse was missing when she returned. Deputies arrived a short time later. While conversing with the woman, she advised deputies that her card had been used fraudulently at Smiths in Park City. The search for a suspect by deputies in Smiths was fruitless. The Basin Rec. and Smith’s management were both contacted by deputies. On December 3, video material was gathered and sent. The primary officer will carry out the follow-up.

Saturday, December 3

Burglary

A male stated his garage had been left open on December 2. On December 3, around 10 a.m., the male discovered his black Specialized Tarmac bicycle had been stolen. He valued the bicycle at around $4,000. The bicycle has been listed on NCIC as stolen. There are no leads, evidence, or suspects to follow up with.

Theft

Deputies were notified of a male who had just shoplifted from the Coach Store at the outlets in Kimball Junction. At the time of the incident, a deputy was in the area working a special assignment and was able to get a physical description of the suspect as well as the vehicle the suspect may have fled in. In the parking lot, a car that matched the suspect’s car was located. An individual who matched the physical description of the suspect was seen approaching the vehicle as vehicle information was being collected. The male was contacted, and a number of products were discovered without corresponding receipts.

Coach employees confirmed that the man being spoken to was the suspect and that the vehicle he was driving was the one they observed him driving. The male was carrying a bag containing a number of Calvin Klein goods and a stack of magnets. The male initially provided false information but was eventually identified as a 37-year-old Taylorsville man. The man was taken to jail.

Sunday, December 4

Vehicle Burglary

A vehicle burglary was reported at Woodward Park City. A vehicle’s back passenger side window was smashed, and multiple purses, wallets, IDs, and credit cards were stolen. All victims were from out of state. Soon after the call came out, the victims saw charges come through on their cards at Walmart. Deputies responded to Walmart and spoke with their loss prevention team. Deputies were able to get a description and video of the suspect. Walmart will have the video ready at a later date. Woodard Park City’s manager was contacted to attempt to find video footage of the incident. Follow up will be made by the primary deputy.

Vehicle Burglary

A woman parked her rental vehicle in the parking lot south of Westgate Resort. The woman returned to the vehicle a short time later to find the rear passenger side window broken out of the vehicle and her purse to be missing. The complainant quickly canceled her credit cards and ensured there had been no fraudulent activity on any of her accounts. The woman is gathering further descriptions and serial numbers for all the items that were in her purse at the time it was taken. There were no cameras in the area, nor any witnesses that came forward in regard to witnessing the incident.

It is currently unknown if this incident is related to the multiple other vehicle burglaries that occurred during the daytime hours of December 4.

Vehicle Burglary

Deputies received a call for a vehicle burglary. The complainant stated she had parked her vehicle in the Willow Park parking lot at 3 p.m. She stated she returned to her vehicle at 4 p.m. and noticed her rear driver-side window had been broken. She stated that only her purse was taken. She was able to cancel all her credit and debit cards before any fraudulent transactions occurred. This case is believed the be linked to the previous vehicle burglary case at Woodward.

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