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Sandra Yi ReportingLt. Kevin Burns, Weber County Sheriff's Office: "The way the investigation fell together was unusual."
Investigators have solved a rash of burglaries at a Weber County storage facility. At least four units were hit in the past two weeks. Investigators arrested a couple for the crimes.
It wasn't too difficult for police to catch up with the culprits, after the suspects left their car containing stolen items, at the crime scene. The investigation eventually led authorities to a stash of other stolen goods.
Authorities say bad luck helped put an end to this couple's crime spree.
Lt. Kevin Burns: "The vehicle ran out of gas while they were moving around town."
Kim Williams noticed the white car yesterday. She took down the license plate number and called police.
Kim Williams, Weber Self Storage: "Of course you're going to become suspicious when you have a car sitting where they were just broken in."
On the back seat in plain sight was a stuffed bear reported stolen. Investigators got a search warrant and soon discovered the car was full of stolen goods.
Lt. Kevin Burns: "Not everything in the vehicle was stolen, but close to everything in the vehicle."
He says the suspects were moving things at the crime scene. Turns out Jason Heslop was renting unit 84. But investigators say he didn't use it for any of his stuff. Inside were more stolen items, including a 15-thousand dollar oriental rug.
Kim Williams: "They had a lot of stuff."
Heslop had just rented the unit earlier this month.
Kim Williams: "Paid the deposit, knew the rules and everything, so didn't have any worries about him."
Investigators say Jason Heslop and Brenda Anderson have a criminal history, which includes drugs, assaults and domestic violence. Authorities say the two sold some of the items, but victims may be able to get all their stuff back.
Kim Williams: "It's scary, but I'm really pleased that they were able to apprehend the people that did this."
Detectives will be contacting victims. The suspect couple is in jail, facing burglary and theft charges. Investigators say there could be other suspects involved in the burglaries.