Guns, trace amount of heroin found as Park City vehicle break-ins probed
The authorities have arrested three suspects in two separate sets of vehicle burglaries in Park City, Summit County and Salt Lake County.
The Park City Police Department said the department on Oct. 1 executed a search warrant on the 1400 block of Empire Avenue, indicating there were "numerous pieces of intelligence" that led investigators to the residence. The statement said a stolen gun, stolen credit cards and stolen identifications were recovered at the residence. The Police Department said four vehicle burglaries were solved. The police said syringes, needles and a burnt spoon indicative of heroin use and a trace amount of the drug were found.
A 27-year-old Park City man who was already incarcerated in an unrelated case was identified as a suspect. The investigation is continuing.
The Park City Police Department, the Unified Police Department in the Salt Lake Valley and the Utah Attorney General’s Office, meanwhile, executed a search warrant at a residence in Midvale as part of a separate investigation into other vehicle burglaries.
The Police Department said stolen property recovered included a gun, identification, credit cards, laptop computers and smartphones. User amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine were found, the police said. Two Midvale residents were arrested on Oct. 7.
The Police Department linked the two Midvale residents to a series of cases, including 13 Park City vehicle burglaries and three vehicle thefts — one in Park City and the others in the Salt Lake Valley. They are also suspects in a residential burglary in Park City and a series of cases involving reports of fraud and identity theft, the police said.
The investigation is also continuing.
The arrests follow a string of vehicle burglary cases in Park City in recent weeks.
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