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Mary Richards, KSL Newsradio The mayor of Cottonwood Heights says it's time for a change in how his city is protected. A business in the city suffered a major burglary because, it says, it took too long for sheriff's deputies get there.
The glass door and security gate are fixed now at Simply Mac, but 47 laptops, some cell phones and iPods are gone. They were taken during a burglary while the two deputies assigned to Cottonwood Heights were called out to help another case.
"Certainly when added resources are needed you send them, but not at the total expense of any given area," Mayor Keylvn Cullimore said.
Cullimore says it took 43 minutes for a different deputy to respond from Riverton. By then, the thieves, who were taking a while inside the store, were long gone.
"I think we had an opportunity to have a shining moment, and instead we got a shiner," Cullimore said.
The business says insurance will pay for its stolen items. Mayor Cullimore expects the city to decide on creating its own police force soon.