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Suspected Girl Scout cookie thief surrenders to police

By Jim Dalrymple II

| The Salt Lake Tribune

First Published Mar 20 2013 08:20 pm • Last Updated May 31 2013 11:36 pm

A man suspected of stealing the cash box from Girl Scouts selling cookies in Taylorsville turned himself in Wednesday after four days on the run.

Steven A. Kvenvold, 24, surrendered to police in Taylorsville at about 6 p.m., according to Unified Lt. Justin Hoyal. Kvenvold is suspected of grabbing a cash box from a Girl Scout cookie table Saturday outside a Wal-Mart at 5469 S. Redwood Road (1700 West). Hoyal did not have information on what prompted Kvenvold to give up.

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Police say Kvenvold approached the Girl Scouts of Troop 2532 around 4 p.m. and pretended to be interested in buying Thin Mints. Instead he grabbed the cash box and jumped in a car.

Kayla Long, 24, drove that car, police say. Long was arrested earlier this week on unrelated warrants and police learned afterward that she allegedly was involved in the crime. Police have impounded the car allegedly used by the duo during the theft.

In the wake of the crime, the community has rallied around the Girl Scouts, who have been selling cookies outside the Wal-Mart for five years without incident. Taylorsville Mayor Jerry Rechtenbach invited the troop to sell cookies at city hall on Saturday. Troop leader Jeanette Williams said the troop would accept the offer and will be selling cookies from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 2600 W. 5400 South.


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