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Park Meadows porch pirates get pinched

PARK CITY, Utah —  The Park City Police Department arrested two suspects, a 44-year-old male named Horacio Bravo from Elko, Nevada, and a 40-year-old female named Kelli Miller from Spring Creek, Nevada, on Tuesday in connection with several package thefts in the area of Park Meadows and American Sadler Drive. Both suspects were charged with multiple felonies, including possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of stolen property, and possession of a stolen vehicle.

Police were first notified by a victim who was out of town but had footage from a doorbell camera of one of the suspects stealing a package from their front door. The suspect’s Toyota Tundra, listed as stolen in Nevada, was also clearly captured on the doorbell camera. Officers were dispatched to the area and while doing so, a second call was received detailing another package theft that had just occurred in the same area.

Upon arriving in the area, officers set up containment along major roads within the area to spot the suspect’s vehicle should the suspects attempt to flee. One of the officers and one of the sergeants then circulated through the area, leading them to find the stolen truck at a house under construction. The other officers were called in with all units moving in on the residence under construction where both Bravo and Miller were located and took them into custody.

Multiple packages were found with several different addresses on them. A package with the matching name and address of the initial victim whose doorbell camera had caught one of the suspects on video was also found. In addition, officers found drug paraphernalia during their search. Through investigation, it was determined that the suspects operated under a plan of stealing packages, taking the contents, and disposing of the empty packaging in a dumpster. Officers found the majority of stolen packages inside the vehicle, in addition to empty boxes in the dumpster.

PCPD acknowledged that quick contact from victims reporting the theft and the doorbell camera footage was vital in making the arrests and recovering the stolen items. Officers were able to take that information and swiftly act, where they then followed established protocol setting up containment before apprehending the suspects.

There were reports from individuals on NextDoor that said the two suspects were seen following a UPS truck so that they could then steal the packages after they were delivered. This, however, was not able to be confirmed by PCPD during their investigation.

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