WASHINGTON CITY – Washington City police arrested two men Saturday as they were attempting to burglarize a residential home near the Washington City Community Center.
According to the probable cause statement filed by Washington City Police Officer Tyson Dove in connection with the arrest, while responding to a report of a suspicious person in the neighborhood, Dove located a man identified as Rene Jr. Pintor, 21, of St. George.
Dove also located an unlocked home. Upon clearing the residence, Dove located a man identified as Tod Rodney Luck, 43, of Hurricane, inside the home, who was not the owner and didn’t have permission to be inside the home.
“Tod admitted to going into the residence in an attempt to find drugs and/or old magazines,” Dove said in the statement.
Upon completing an inventory of Luck’s vehicle, a glass pipe with a white and brown residue were located, along with several syringes, a metal spoon, and cotton Q-tips – all of which are frequently used in the use of methamphetamine, Dove said.
“During the investigation both parties admitted to coming to the area together in Tod’s vehicle,” Dove said. “It was found that Rene knew Tod was in the residence and appeared to be acting as a lookout by giving him audible signals when police were in the area.”
Luck’s drug-related charges were enhanced for being in a drug-free zone – the location of his arrest was within 1,000 feet of the Washington City Community Center and a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints meeting building.
Luck was arrested and charged with two second-degree felonies for burglary and drug possession, and one class A-misdemeanor for drug paraphernalia. He was booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility. According to booking information, Luck’s bail stands at $21,943.
Pintor was arrested and charged with one second-degree felony for burglary. He was booked into Washington County’s Purgatory Correctional Facility. According to booking information, Pintor’s bail stands at $10,000.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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