A man wanted for carjacking a van with a 3-year-old girl in the back seat has been taken into custody by Salt Lake City Police.
Acting on information from the Unified Police Department, a SWAT team surrounded a home where Derek Orr, 29, was hiding. Orr refused to come out for several hours, but was eventually arrested.
On May 16, a woman was stopped in the left-turn lane on 2100 South near 700 East at when a man ran up to her car, opened her door and pulled her out. He drove off, heading west, with the 3-year-old girl still in the back seat.
About 30 minutes later, the child was found unharmed a few miles away and reunited with her mother.
The stolen van was found near 300 South and 1300 East on Tuesday.
Orr has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on charges from an unrelated incident on May 8 when, according to court documents, police attempted to stop him as he drove a stolen car in a grocery store parking lot at 845 E. 4500 South. Orr struck another car and police “finally terminated pursuit because of Orr's reckless driving.”
Charges related to the May 16 carjacking are being screened.