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Police find stolen car, parole fugitives at motel

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Police find stolen car, parole fugitives at motel

By Natalie Crofts | Posted - Jun. 20, 2014 at 3:03 p.m.


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SALT LAKE CITY — Two people were arrested after police found a stolen vehicle at a motel Thursday.

Police found the stolen vehicle in the parking lot of a motel at 2475 E. 1700 South at about 8:26 a.m., according to Salt Lake police detective Dennis McGowan. He said police went to the office of the motel and then made contact with the occupants of the car in their room.

“In this particular instance (officers) found a bunch of stolen documents and property,” he said. “These two people also had drugs and lots and lots of arrest warrants.”

Jace Painter, 34, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance and forgery. Wendy High, 37, was arrested on suspicion of possession of drug paraphernalia and stolen property.


In this particular instance (officers) found a bunch of stolen documents and property.

–Detective Dennis McGowan


There were several outstanding warrants for both Painter and High, and police learned they were parole fugitives, McGowan said. The pair were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

In addition to the stolen vehicle, McGowan said the pair also were in possession of stolen license plates and other identification documents, as well as miscellaneous items including a fanny pack, cigarettes and a women’s jewelry box. Meth, along with the keys to the stolen car, were found in the room, according to a probable cause statement.

McGowan said police routinely look for suspicious vehicles on patrol.


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