Burglars hit cabins in the Uintas
July 8, 2008
Burglaries were discovered at many cabins in the Uinta Mountains east of Kamas in June.
The door was damaged and a window was broken when a woman went to her cabin June 16 and found items inside disturbed.
But there isn’t much to steal, Summit County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Josh Wall said.
"That’s typical of most of the cabins around here. It’s not Deer Valley," Wall said about the Manorlands neighborhood, which is about 30 miles south of Evanston, Wyo. "You’re talking the old family room furniture and old TVs. Typically, they don’t call the big electronics stores and have them come put in $100,000 home entertainment systems. Occasionally you have one that is real high dollar, but the majority of them are weekend retreats."
Several cabins near Foothill Drive in Manorlands were found burglarized June 19 and 20, according to a Sheriff’s Office report.
Owners often find their cabins burglarized when they return to the mountains each summer, he explained.
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A West Jordan man, who reportedly visited his Manorlands trailer June 16, found the door left open.
"Most people have been to their property at this point, but typically these cases start coming in in April and May," Wall said. "This year they came in in May and June, and there were a bunch of them up there."
Investigators have information about possible suspects, he said.
"It looks like it’s probably Wyoming related," Wall said. "Typically in the spring, we get those in Manorlands and we get those in Weber Canyon."