Police Log: $25k designer handbag theft, multiple vehicle burglaries
Wednesday, February 1
Three people—a 39-year-old man, a 38-year-old man, and a 41-year-old woman—attempted to steal from a Newpark store by providing employees with a counterfeit receipt as they tried to depart with unpaid goods. Deputies were called to the scene. The people fled the location in a vehicle, which was described and its license plate given to dispatch.
Later, the car was discovered at a nearby parking lot, and the occupants were contacted. A K9 was used throughout the investigation on a vehicle sniff, and it responded positively to the drug odor. A later search of the car turned up small amounts of drugs, drug paraphernalia, and burglary equipment. The female and two males were taken into custody on several counts.
Saturday, February 4
The reporting party stated her ex-boyfriend came back to the residence sometime in the last four days and took $25,000 worth of her designer purses. Due to the fact that they have been in a relationship for four years, but are not married, and the suspect did purchase some of the purses, this case will be sent to the County Attorney’s Office for review of charges.
An empty, parked car had a window broken. The victim’s phone, wallet, driver’s license, and various credit cards were all taken along with the purse by the suspect. When the victim learned about the theft and damage, she canceled the cards. At this moment, no losses have been reported.
Deputies responded to a vehicle burglary in the Kimball Junction area. Upon arrival, the complainant stated they arrived at approximately 12:30 p.m. and came back to the vehicle at 2:00 p.m. The complainant stated her purse, phone, and wallet containing $200 cash, credit cards, and her driver’s license had been taken. There were no witnesses, and no description of the suspect or suspect vehicle at this time. Case will be forwarded to Investigations for information only.
Monday, February 6
Possession of Methamphetamine
A vehicle was stopped on Wooden Shoe Lane for an equipment violation. The driver, a 38 year-old-male, was found to have an active felony warrant and was subsequently placed under arrest. During the traffic stop, K9 Spike was deployed on a vehicle sniff and alerted to the presence of the odor of narcotics. A vehicle search revealed user amounts of methamphetamine and a credit card belonging to another person. The male was transported to the Summit County Jail.