Sheriff’s Report: more than 10 thefts reported
Aug. 9-11, 2017
Last week, 24 mailboxes were damaged along a North Summit road, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
Monday, July 31, dispatch received a report about the incident and responding deputies discovered the mailboxes. A tool was reportedly used to pry open the mailboxes, which caused the damage. A report states it is unknown if any mail or packages were stolen.
The U.S. Postal Service was notified and attempted to contact the victims.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to several other calls between Sunday, July 30, and Sunday, Aug. 6, including more than 10 thefts.
Sunday, Aug. 6
A man took several items without paying for them from a business in the Kimball Junction area.
A man contacted dispatch after he discovered his boat had been burglarized and significantly damaged while it was being stored in a South Summit facility. An investigation is ongoing.
Money was stolen from a U.S. Forest Service dropbox on Mirror Lake Highway (U-150). The suspect was arrested for outstanding warrants and the U.S. Forest Service is seeking federal charges against him.
Saturday, Aug. 5
A toolbox was reported missing from a vehicle while it was parked at a business in the Kimball Junction area. Video surveillance showed a man taking the toolbox. He was later identified and confessed to taking the items. He was arrested for outstanding warrants and preliminarily charged with theft and possession of stolen property. A woman he was with was also arrested and preliminarily charged with two counts of retail theft.
A man admitted taking about $220 worth of merchandise from a business in the Kimball Junction area. He was cited for four counts of retail theft and released.
An employer in the Kimball Junction area contacted dispatch after a former employee returned a damaged company vehicle. An investigation is ongoing.
Dispatch received a report about an intoxicated man at a campground near the Mirror Lake Highway (U-150). He was arrested for outstanding warrants and on preliminary charges of intoxication.
A South Summit woman was arrested for violating a protective order after her vehicle was stopped on State Road 32.
Friday, Aug. 4
An Australian woman reported $3,500 missing from her bag at a residence in the Basin. An investigation is ongoing.
A woman’s wallet was stolen while she was shopping in the Kimball Junction area. Several of her credit cards were reportedly used at a business in Salt Lake City. An investigation is going.
A woman contacted dispatch after someone attempted to break into her vehicle while it was parked in the Kimball Junction area. She said nothing was taken from her car. However, about $550 worth of damage was done to the door frame.
Thursday, Aug. 3
Deputies responded to a home in the Kimball Junction area after receiving reports about an argument between a woman and a man. No citations were issued after deputies determined a crime had not occurred.
A white 2015 Subaru Crosstrek was stolen from a Basin home.
A woman was told to leave the management office of an apartment complex in the Kimball Junction area.
Wednesday, Aug. 2
A wallet containing credit cards and cash were stolen from a locked vehicle in the Basin.
Dispatch received a report from a South Summit man that his brother had punched him several times before fleeing in a green 2005 Ford Escape. The case was forwarded to the county attorney’s office to screen for charges.
Three South Summit homeowners contacted dispatcher after gas was siphoned from an RV and snowmobiles. The victim’s described it as an ongoing problem. An investigation is ongoing.
A woman contacted dispatch after she discovered the door of her unlocked vehicle open and several items missing, including her vehicle registration, insurance card and air freshener.
Tuesday, Aug. 1
Two solar panels that were located at underpasses near U.S. 40 and Interstate 80 were stolen sometime over the last week.
A contractor of a Basin company fraudulently used the company’s bank account to write himself a $7,500 check. An investigation is ongoing.
Three vehicles were burglarized in front of a South Summit home.
An amplifier was reported stolen from a South Summit woman’s truck while it was parked in her driveway. Several other smaller items were missing from another vehicle. An investigation is ongoing.
A black leather backpack was taken from an unlocked vehicle while it was parked in near a trailhead in the Basin.
A mini excavator was reported stolen from a job site in the Basin. The victim believes the theft occurred sometime over the last two months.
Monday, July 31
Deputies reportedly observed a suspicious vehicle driving through a Basin neighborhood. When the driver parked, he attempted to walk along a bike path and was stopped by deputies. They discovered he had a suspended driver’s license and he was arrested. He was preliminarily charged with driving on suspension, open container and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
After deputies observed a man acting suspiciously at a convenience store in the Basin, he was arrested for three outstanding warrants.
An employer in the Basin contacted dispatch after one of their employees stole several tools from the company van and pawned them in the Salt Lake area. The suspect admitted he took the items. He was cited for theft. An investigation is ongoing.
Sunday, July 30
Deputies responded to a report of an assault at an apartment complex in the Kimball Junction area. The victim claims a suspect in a white truck attacked him, causing his left eye to swell and several scratches on his shoulder and knee. The victim told deputies that he had seen the suspect before and believed he was a member of a gang. However, deputies were unable to locate any witnesses or the suspect.
A Basin man contacted dispatch after unauthorized inquiries were made on his credit report. No accounts were opened and he did not suffer financial loss.
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