Sheriff’s report: Boxes of rocks returned for $168 at Walmart
Walmart employees checking a recent return Tuesday opened the boxes and discovered they were full of rocks, according to a report from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
They searched the store but to no avail — the man had left.
According to the report, the man had initiated a cash return for items and received $168 in return for the boxes of rocks.
Deputies indicated they would review surveillance footage and follow up.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, law enforcement responded to several other calls between Monday, Oct. 28, and Sunday, Nov. 3, including another catalytic converter theft from a parked vehicle on the East Side and 100 T-shirts stolen from an Outlets Park City store.
Sunday, Nov. 3
An Echo man reported he had been the victim of credit card fraud. The transactions occurred at gas stations in Utah and Tennessee. Deputies advised him to contact the credit card company and complete an affidavit of forgery.
Saturday, Nov. 2
Three thieves stole 100 T-shirts from an Outlets Park City store. The manager described the suspects, two males and a female, and told deputies of the theft. Deputies indicated there was no further evidence and were no leads.
Friday, Nov. 1
A storage facility in Wanship was burglarized overnight when a thief cut the lock off one of the units and stole several items from inside. Deputies indicated they would forward the case to the Investigations Division.
A 29-year-old man was taken to jail after deputies discovered he had a warrant out for his arrest from Utah County. They had been called to a Kilby Road residence because a female requested he be removed from her apartment. Deputies learned the man also lived at the apartment and told the woman how she could start the process to evict someone. He was taken to the Summit County jail.
Deputies responding to a traffic accident arrested a 39-year-old West Valley City man on suspicion of DUI on Old Lincoln Highway. Deputies indicated he was obviously impaired and failed field sobriety tests. The man was booked into jail after police obtained a blood sample.
A thief stole welding equipment worth about $800 from a worker’s truck at a Coalville business. Deputies indicated surveillance footage showed a sedan parked next to the truck before leaving earlier that morning.
Thursday, Oct. 31
Deputies participated in the Trick-or-Treat Street in Coalville.
An 18-year-old Vernal man was arrested for suspicion of DUI after failing field sobriety tests. Deputies originally stopped the man for speeding near the entrance to Canyons Village. After smelling marijuana they initiated the tests and the driver showed signs of impairment. He was transported to jail.
A Canyons resident reported that a man had left her voicemails in violation of a protective order. He denied it, and deputies indicated the case would be screened with the Summit County Attorney’s Office.
Wednesday, Oct. 30
A hunter returned to his vehicle parked at the Rail Trail parking lot in Wanship and heard a loud roar when he started it. That’s when he noticed someone had cut the catalytic converter out from underneath the vehicle. Deputies indicated the case would be forwarded to the Investigations Division.
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