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ST. GEORGE — A call to police about a suspicious person in Hurricane on Saturday led to the arrest of a Las Vegas man who was found sleeping inside of a car, right next several bundles of cash in the front passenger seat.
According to the probable cause statement filed in support of the arrest, officers responded shortly before noon to a report of a suspicious person in a parking lot who was sitting in a vehicle that witnesses said had been left running for several hours.
Hurricane police officer Dan Raddatz told St. George News the car was found in the parking lot of an attorney's office just off state Route 9 south of the Hurricane Walmart.
Officers arrived and found a man in the vehicle sleeping in the driver's seat. Officers also noticed a large amount of cash located on the passenger side seat. When asked for identification, the driver provided a driver's license that had a photo that did not match the man, the report states, and when confronted about the discrepancy, the suspect repeated it was his license, said his name and spelled it as "Roko," which was inconsistent with the license listing the last name as "Rocio."
The driver was handcuffed and detained while officers conducted a preliminary search of the car. Inside they found "at least four" other driver's licenses issued out of South Dakota, each with the suspect's photo but under different names, as well as accompanying checks matching each of the different names. Officers learned later that all the licenses were fraudulent.