Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Salt Lake Valley police find 29 stolen cars
Crime » Four days of “intense investigation” leads to vehicle recoveries, dozens of arrests.
First Published Oct 28 2013 04:15 pm • Last Updated Feb 14 2014 11:36 pm

West Valley City police announced Monday that they and fellow Salt Lake Valley agencies recovered 29 stolen vehicles and arrested 55 people in the past few days.

In the past several months, West Valley City police investigators noticed a big increase in the number of vehicles stolen both from within the city and neighboring jurisdictions. West Valley City police teamed up with officers from the county, Salt Lake City, South Salt Lake and North Salt Lake, as well as the Utah Department of Public Safety and Motor Vehicle Enforcement, to catch those responsible.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

After four days of intense investigation, officers recovered 29 stolen vehicles throughout the valley, as well as three stolen engines and four stolen guns, according to a news release.

They also arrested 55 people, most for some suspected link to the thefts, said West Valley City police Sgt. Jason Hauer. Some of the arrests were also for outstanding warrants, Hauer said.

Of the arrests, 37 of them were on suspicion of felony-level charges, the release adds.

Most of the stole vehicles were older-model Hondas. The suspects were not part of any known auto-theft ring, Hauer said.

"Many hours of planning and preparation went into this operation, and the West Valley City Police Department expresses their appreciation to the agencies who participated and helped make this operation successful," the release adds.

mmcfall@sltrib.com

Twitter: @mikeypanda




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.