7 arrested after stealing packages from Sandy residences
Dec 8, 2022, 2:34 PM
SANDY, Utah — Seven people were arrested Wednesday after several packages were stolen from the porches of Sandy residents.
According to a Thursday afternoon Facebook post from the Sandy City Police Department, it all started at approximately 8 a.m. Wednesday when officers from the Crime Suppression Unit saw multiple posts on the Ring App of porch pirates taking packages.
Officers responded to the area and immediately began looking for the suspect vehicle.
“At 11:15 a.m., a citizen with a keen eye spotted the vehicle, and called in to provide a license plate,” the post stated.
With that information, CSU officers began researching the people associated with the suspect vehicle and figuring out a plan to apprehend them.
At 1 p.m., officers found the suspects in two vehicles in a business parking lot in Cottonwood Heights.
“After some surveillance, one vehicle was stopped in the parking lot, while the other was followed into a nearby neighborhood,” the post stated.
In total, seven people were arrested.
Following the arrests, police said the missing packages were recovered, as well as heroin, methamphetamine, fentanyl, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, stolen identity documents, and a dangerous weapon.
“Multiple suspects had several felony warrants,” the post stated.
Police said the last suspect has been identified but not located.
“This is a reminder that there is no safe harbor for criminals in Sandy, and in addition to posting your videos to social media, be sure to report the crime to the police too!”