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West Valley police look for carjacking suspect



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West Valley City police are investigating a man's claim that his car was stolen, just before it crashed into a house.

They say the victim was stopped at an intersection of Hawkeye and West Haven in West when he says he was approached by a man with a gun around 3 a.m.

The gunman told him to get out of the car, and then he took off but crashed into a house a few blocks away.

Sgt. Brock Hudson of the West Valley City Police Department said, "We had officers in the area pretty quickly. The car, as far as we can tell, went from where it was taken to the crash site immediately. There wasn't a very big time lapse at all."

The suspect took off. Police brought in dogs to look for him, but were unable to find him.

The victim was not hurt.

West Valley police look for carjacking suspect

Meanwhile, the elderly homeowner says she may have bought the wrong house. Elizabeth Myerhoff's house sits almost dead center, at the end a "T" intersection.

Last week, someone who Myerhoff says was racing, missed the turn, drove up on her lawn and broke a tree. This morning, someone else got a lot closer. She says, "That car broke off my tree and came right over and hit the corner of my garage."

The collision broke the wall and damaged the garage too. Now she can't even get her car out.

West Valley police look for carjacking suspect

There's no stop sign at the intersection. Myerhoff, whose house is only three years old, says she now wishes she'd stayed in her old house on the east side.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com

Marc Giauque

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