Sheriff’s Report, Dec. 16-18, 2015
A rare type of theft occurred in North Summit over the weekend, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Friday, a horse worth approximately $8,000 was reported stolen from a field in Henefer, a report states. The owner last saw the horse on Dec. 8, however, didn’t realize it was missing until Dec. 11 when deputies were responding to a report of a "livestock problem."
"It has been a very long time since we had a theft of a horse," said Detective Kacey Bates. "But we treat this case no differently than any other case and we will use all of our resources possible to locate the horse."
Bates said investigators have different avenues that they can pursue when it comes to locating a horse versus a stolen laptop.
The horse is described as a mare quarter horse, with a black tail and black mane. It is 14 hands tall, with no identifying marks or brands. Because of the value of the horse, a suspect may face elevated charges.
"Value is definitely taken into consideration on theft cases and because the value was reported as $8,000 it would increase the charges," Bates said.
An investigation is ongoing, Bates said, before adding that she is "unable to release any of the leads that may have been discovered at the scene."
According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to numerous other calls between Monday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 13, including the following:
Sunday, Dec. 13
Deputies responded to the Kimball Junction-area on a report of a woman who was behaving in a suspicious manner. When deputies found the woman, they found a drug presumed to be methamphetamine in her purse. She was arrested for possession and an active warrant.
Saturday, Dec. 12
Deputies responded to a Kimball Junction-area business after dispatch received a report that a man had stolen two cases of beer. Deputies located the suspect’s vehicle and found the cases of beer on the passenger seat of the car. The case will be forwarded to the county attorney’s office.
An unknown suspect stole a black 2015 Hyundai Tucson from a North Summit parking lot. The car was left unlocked with the keys and purse inside. An investigation is ongoing.
Friday, Dec. 11
Deputies arrested an individual at a Kimball Junction-area apartment complex on preliminary charges of reckless endangerment of a child, intoxication and disorderly conduct. The Division of Child and Family Services were notified.
Deputies stopped a car traveling along State Road 224 for expired registration and found marijuana and paraphernalia. The driver was issued a citation for possession.
Thursday, Dec. 10
Deputies responded to a report of a potentially suicidal man in a Basin-area neighborhood.
Deputies responded to a North Summit home after dispatch received a 911-call with yelling heard in background, but determined the argument had not been physical. No arrests were made.
Several items were reported stolen from a home in a Basin-area neighborhood, including several TVs. An investigation is ongoing.
Wednesday, Dec. 9
Several items were reported stole from a home in a Basin-area neighborhood, including two Dewalt drills and two Apple computers. An investigation is ongoing.
Deputies performed a welfare check on an intoxicated man at a North Summit home. He was cited for possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Tuesday, Dec. 8
Deputies performed an agency assist in South Summit.
Deputies performed a welfare check on a woman at a North Summit home.
Deputies responded to a domestic violence incident at a North Summit home, but determined the argument had not been physical. No arrests were made.
Monday, Dec. 7
A man was taken into custody at a Basin-area residence for violating his probation.
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In one case, the defendant pleaded guilty to theft by deception.