Vehicle burglary suspect in custody
April 30, 2014
UPDATE – Wed., April 30, at 4:35 p.m. — At around 4:15 p.m. authorities found the male suspect. A trooper with the Utah Highway Patrol observed a male running west on foot on I-80 eastbound near mile post 138, according to Summit County Sheriff’s Capt. Justin Martinez. The trooper stopped to question the male, who then gave him false information and began to flee on foot. A quick chase ensued on foot and the suspect was taken into custody near mile post 137.
The suspect’s name has yet to be released, but updates will be provided.
A male suspect in a vehicle burglary that occurred early Wednesday who fled authorities on foot after a car chase is still at large in the Jeremy Ranch area. The male, in his mid-20s, is not armed and is one of three suspects in the vehicle burglary at Kimball Junction, according to Summit County Sheriff’s Capt. Justin Martinez.
At about 5 a.m., Summit County Sheriff’s Dispatch received a call of active vehicle burglaries happening in the parking lot of Walmart at Kimball Junction. Three suspects – two females and one male – had reportedly stolen a U-Haul cargo van, Martinez said.
Deputies responded and located the van near the Powderwood Condominiums and a short chase ensued down Kilby Road. Just before Kilby Road meets Interstate 80, the van’s tires were spiked and the suspects continued down I-80, eventually driving off the Interstate, through a fence and onto Rasmussen Road in Jeremy Ranch, according to Martinez, where the van was abandoned.
From there, deputies took one of the female suspects into custody without incident while the other female and the male suspect fled the scene on foot. Deputies set up containment and utilized K-9 units to track the suspects, Martinez said.
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A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter was also employed to search for the two suspects and the female was located shortly after. The Summit County Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by the Utah Highway Patrol, the Park City Police Department and enforcement officers with the Utah Department of Natural Resources.
As of Wednesday morning, the male suspect was still at large, most likely in the Jeremy Ranch area, Martinez said. He is wearing a camouflage jacket and is in his mid-20s. Authorities do not believe he is armed.
Around 9 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office halted its search of the male suspect and asks any individuals who may see him to call the Summit County Sheriff’s Office at 435-615-3600.