Heber City Police - Solving and Preventing Crimes - A Team Effort
|Over the past several weeks, we received over 20 reports of items stolen from vehicles. Using information from these reports as well as other tips from the public, we were able to prevent further burglaries and catch two of the people responsible.
As a police officer, it is great to find the suspect and make the arrest. However it is still a team effort. For three days our officers passed a lot of information on to the next shift and kept this effort going 24 hours a day. We also went to the public for help. Conversations about normal behavior became useful leads in this investigation. Then on Saturday, October 22 at about 4:00 AM a male subject was found sleeping in the yard of a vacant home. Some of the stolen items were recovered from where he was sleeping. Trevor Jay Healey, 20 years old of Sandy Utah, was arrested and booked into the Wasatch County jail on two counts of Vehicle Burglary. Later that morning Dustin Joseph “DJ” Christensen, 20 years old of Heber City, was also arrested and booked for the same crimes. So far 27 vehicle burglaries have been accounted for.
There may still be other suspects and the investigation is ongoing. Please use this as a reminder to lock your homes and your vehicles to make yourself a less desirable target.
In the course of this investigation several items were recovered and some have been returned to the owners. The other items will be returned to the rightful owners, but only if they report them stolen. We have an iPod Touch, an Apple laptop, backpacks, a purse, a camera, and more that do not match our list of reported stolen property. A request on our Facebook page resulted in several new reports, but we know there are still more unreported thefts. Please call the Heber Police Department at 435-654-3040, or after normal business hours 435-654-1411 (Dispatch) to file a report of your stolen property. Even if you don't care about the items taken, these reports may help police solve other crimes, identify more suspects, help other victims, and prevent future crimes. You can also Text HCPD followed by an anonymous tip to 274-637 (CRIMES).
A big thank you goes out to the public for their assistance as well as to our Secretaries, Dispatchers, the Utah Highway Patrol and the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office who all assisted in this
BY JASON BRADLEY