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Police arrest man with socks full of syringes after spotting stolen car

Police arrest man with socks full of syringes after spotting stolen car


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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS — A man tried to run after being spotted by officers in a stolen car but was taken into custody with a Taser, police say.

Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, officers identified a stolen car at a Maverick gas station on 1300 East and Fort Union Blvd. But when the driver spotted police, he took off running.

After the man took off, they lost him in a business complex, said Sgt. Ken Eatchel with Cottonwood Heights Police Department. They then called in K9 units with the Unified Police Department and the Sandy Police Department for back up and caught up with him.

“He resisted and wasn't compliant, a Taser was deployed,” Eatchel said. “He was then taken into custody.”

After police arrested him, they found multiple syringes in his socks. The suspect was checked by medical personnel after being tased and taken to the Salt Lake County Jail.

He will be booked on possession of a stolen vehicle and possibly other charges, Eatchel said.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Nicole Vowell


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