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Amanda Butterfield reportingDet. Cynthia Archuleta, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "What you see on the table is only a small amount of what we seized."
A Kearns house full of stolen loot, and some of it could be yours! Authorities raided the house and found tens of thousand of dollars worth of electronics, most of it stolen from cars.
Now the real work begins for the detectives: Finding the rightful owners of the property, and the suspect who deputies say stole it.
Det. Cynthia Archuleta, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "On this table alone, probably 20-thousand maybe."
This is one of the biggest raids Detective Archuleta has seen.
Det. Cynthia Archuleta, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "We have a Playstation, lap top computers, cell phones, amplifiers. We have a lot of stereos, stereo face plates."
And Detective Archuleta says they didn't find this on their own.
Det. Cynthia Archuleta, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "We received information from various concerned citizens that they knew the suspect was storing stolen property at the residence."
The suspect: Enrique Ruiz. He has a history of crime involving drugs and, you guessed it, car burglaries. Detectives say Ruiz isn't keeping all this stuff for himself.
Det. Cynthia Archuleta, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: “They sell to shops, trade for narcotics... Controlled substance, trade for money.."
A neighbor says, he had no idea.
John Markham, Neighbor: "We moved into the wrong neighborhood we just moved in."
Besides looking for Ruiz, detectives are looking for victims.
Det. Cynthia Archuleta, Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "We're running serial numbers, running model numbers in the system, seeing if we can link some sort of connections to victims."
A few lucky people have claimed their stolen goods, but the victims could be all over the valley.
If you think any of the items are yours -- call the sheriff's department at 967-4420starting Monday - they still be investigating until then.
You will need to have a serial number or some other proof it's yours.