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Logan City Police Solve Over 40 Theft Cases at Once

Logan City Police Solve Over 40 Theft Cases at Once

Posted - Aug. 27, 2003 at 5:50 p.m.



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(KSL News) -- The Logan City Police Department cleared more than 40 northern Utah theft cases when they arrested four drug addicts who had been burglarizing storage units.

Some of the more than 20-thousand dollars worth of stuff has been returned to its owners. But stacks of items are still unclaimed.

There are World War II medals with the name Elwood Starkey, several sets of silver, boxes of coins, jewelry and other collectibles. There are unopened boxes of Avon products, sports equipment and electronics.

Detectives say the suspects would cut the locks off storage units and replace them with their own locks.

Det. Jason Olsen, Logan City Police: "And then they would return in a couple of days to see if their lock had been tampered with. If it hadn't been tampered with it was an indication to them that they had some time that they could actually burglarize the unit in broad daylight. Because now they had a key to the actual padlock and if they were confronted by anybody, it wouldn't look suspicious, like a set of bolt cutters."

If you haven't checked your storage locker lately, police say you should. And call the Logan City Police Department if you think some of these items are yours.

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