St. George man arrested for multiple car jacking attempts

ST. GEORGE – A 27-year-old Utah man was arrested after multiple vehicle burglary attempts Sunday.

Officer Derek Lewis of the St. George Police Department said in a statement that, at 6 p.m. on Oct. 28, officers were dispatched to the area of 1600 W. Sunset Blvd. after the suspect attempted to enter the passenger seat of a vehicle in the restaurant drive-thru.

The driver of the vehicle forced the man from the vehicle and the police were called. The man then went to a business nearby where a customer and employee were loading product in the back of the customer’s truck.  He entered the cab of the truck and started rummaging through the items inside.

The customer told the man to “get lost,” and he left the vehicle and attempted to gain access to four other vehicles parked in the parking lot.  Officers arrived in the area and were pointed towards the suspect.

Officers witnessed the man attempting to get into the passenger seat of another vehicle located in the drive-thru of another restaurant. He was not able to gain access due to the door being locked.  He was arrested and booked into jail for intoxication, four counts of attempted vehicle burglary, vehicle burglary, and two counts of aggravated robbery.

Bail currently stands at over $49,800.

Submitted by St. George Police Department

Ed. Note: Persons arrested are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact. 

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1 Comment

  • DoubleTap October 30, 2012 at 9:56 am

    There are some twisted people out there. He is lucky he wasn’t shot, considering the hundreds of concealed carry permitees in the area. Maybe he’ll get the help he needs to become a productive member of the community….some other community.

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