Two vehicles stolen in Park City recovered in Salt Lake Valley
Authorities in the Salt Lake Valley separately recovered two vehicles that were reported stolen in Park City, one of which was involved in a hit-and-run accident after it was taken, the police in Park City said.
Phil Kirk, a Park City captain, said the police in Draper on Oct. 9 at approximately 2 a.m. informed the agency in Park City a 2012 Chevrolet Suburban had been recovered. The Draper police also arrested a 34-year-old man from West Valley City who is suspected in the theft of the vehicle.
The vehicle had been reported stolen from a parking lot on Sidewinder Drive on the morning of Oct. 5. It was later involved in the hit-and-run, Kirk said. There were scrapes and dents on the vehicle when it was recovered that are consistent with the damage from the hit-and-run accident, Kirk said. The vehicle has been returned to the owner.
The Park City police received another report of a stolen vehicle – a 2000 Honda CR-V — on the same day as the one involving the Suburban. It disappeared from the same parking lot.
Kirk said the Police Department in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. on Wednesday found the CR-V at an apartment complex. No suspects were caught in that case, though, he said.
He said investigators believe the two thefts are connected.
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