Sheriff’s Report: Four more vehicles burglarized in Silver Springs neighborhood
Nov. 30-Dec. 2 , 2016
November 29, 2016
Four more vehicles were burglarized in the Silver Springs neighborhood in the Snyderville Basin over the weekend, bringing the total number of incidents within the last two weeks to 17.
All of the thefts that occurred on Friday, Nov. 25, were reportedly similar in nature, according to the Summit County Sheriff's Office. Most of the vehicles accessed were unlocked and had items strewn about inside. Several items were reported missing, including a .380 caliber handgun.
One of the victims reported a small amount of change and cash were stolen and claimed someone had went through her glovebox, leaving papers on the passenger seat of the vehicle.
The incidents occurred one week after several items were reportedly stolen from 13 other vehicles also in the Silver Springs neighborhood. Several other vehicles were also thought to be accessed at the time, but no items were stolen.
Lt. Andrew Wright said it would be difficult to determine if all of the incidents were connected because there is no evidence linking them together, but, he added, "one could assume that they came back to go through more vehicles." Wright said no suspects have been identified and an investigation is ongoing.
"We don't have any leads at this point. It's difficult when they are getting into vehicles that are unlocked and they are not leaving much, if any, evidence behind," Wright said. "They are only going after money, though, in one instance a handgun was taken."
Wright stressed the importance of locking vehicles and keeping valuables out of plain sight. He suggested not leaving anything in the vehicle unnecessarily.
"Even if they see a cup holder of coins, if they look through and see that they will get in and take that stuff," Wright said. "In one instance, the registration was taken so we not only dealing with theft of property, but now we are dealing with identify theft.
"Lock your vehicles and take stuff inside," he said. "All of these will lower your chances of being a victim of theft."
According to the Sheriff's Office, deputies also responded to numerous other calls between Sunday, Nov. 20, and Saturday, Nov. 26, including two cases of disorderly conduct.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence situation between a man and a woman at a hotel in the Basin after dispatch received two 911 hang-up calls. The man and the woman were found arguing in the hallway, but agreed to go to separate rooms. The woman, who kept shouting in the hallway, was arrested on preliminary charges of disorderly conduct and intoxication.
Deputies stopped a vehicle traveling on Interstate 80 for an equipment violation. The driver was arrested on preliminary charges of an equipment violation, open container, possession of marijuana and methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Someone reportedly stole a diamond plate steel tool box with seven Stihl chainsaws from a vehicle in South Summit. An investigation is ongoing.
Friday, Nov. 25
Deputies stopped a vehicle on a Basin road after locating an outstanding warrant for the vehicle's owner. Deputies arrested the owner, who was the passenger in the vehicle, for the outstanding warrant.
Employees at a gas station in the Basin contacted dispatch to report a man who was acting suspiciously. The man was reportedly lying on the floor eating chicken wings and Doritos. When deputies responded, he was unable to answer any questions and was arrested on preliminary charges of theft and disorderly conduct.
Thursday, Nov. 24
No significant incidents were reported.
Wednesday, Nov. 23
Deputies responded to a potential domestic violence incident between two men at a home in the Basin. No citations were issued.
Deputies located an abandoned vehicle parked on the side of State Road 35. The vehicle, a blue 1997 Ford Contour, was towed.
A man turned himself into the Summit County Jail for an outstanding warrant.
Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding in the Kimball Junction area. The passenger was cited for possession of paraphernalia and released. The driver was arrested for seven outstanding warrants and on preliminary charges of speeding, possession of paraphernalia.
Tuesday, Nov. 22
No significant incidents were reported.
Monday, Nov. 21
A man was arrested on preliminary charges of disorderly conduct after he refused to leave a restaurant in the Basin and became physical with the manager.
Deputies responded to a report of an intoxicated man who was causing a disturbance at a hotel in the Basin. Hotel security reportedly wrestled him to the ground before deputies arrived. The man reportedly resisted arrest and had to be carried out of the hotel. He was arrested on preliminary charges of interfering with an arresting officer, disorderly conduct and intoxication.
A snowmobile was reported stolen from a trailer while it was parked at a North Summit gas station. An investigation is ongoing.
Sunday, Nov. 20
A Basin woman contacted dispatch after noticing a utility trailer that had been parked outside of her home for nearly a year was missing.
A man with an outstanding warrant was arrested in Kane County and transported to the Summit County Jail.
Deputies responded a report of a vehicle burglary in a Basin neighborhood. Cash and a gift card were reportedly taken from a wallet that was left in an unlocked vehicle.