UPDATED: One suspect who led a foot pursuit in Bear Hollow Village arrested
One of three men who led law enforcement on a pursuit in Bear Hollow Village in the Snyderville Basin has been arrested, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The 36-year-old man, of Las Vegas, was arrested under suspicion of burglary, said Lt. Andrew Wright, of the Sheriff’s Office.
Dispatch received a report at around 5:15 p.m. Friday that the three men had gone into several stores in the Tanger Outlets, attempting to use fake gift cards and credit cards to make purchases, Wright said.
A deputy who was in the Kimball Junction area spotted the vehicle employees said the suspects were in and attempted to make a traffic stop near Olympic Parkway, Wright said.
“They took off and traffic was heavy, so he decided it would be most safe not to get involved in a pursuit,” he said.
Wright said the suspects’ vehicle was later located abandoned in Bear Hollow Village, indicating they left on foot. The suspects’ vehicle was registered in California.
The Sheriff’s Office enlisted the help of outside agencies, including the Park City Police Department and Utah Highway Patrol. A reverse-911 call was issued to residents notifying them of the incident. Wright said law enforcement didn’t have reason to believe the suspects were armed.
Dispatch received a report Friday evening from a homeowner on Kodiak Way in Bear Hollow Village that a man matching the description of the suspects had approached his door. Deputies later found the 36-year-old suspect sitting on the front porch of another home wrapped in a blanket. Wright said the man was arrested under suspicion of burglary for taking the blanket.
“He did admit to our deputies that he was in the vehicle that we had taken possession of,” Wright said. “However, he wasn’t very cooperative with any information. He claimed he didn’t know what happened and didn’t know the other two individuals. But, there is still a lot of investigative work that needs to be done.”
Wright said investigators believe the other two suspects, who are from the Los Angeles area, have fled the state.
An investigation is ongoing.
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