Cedar City man faces 7 new charges for string of burglaries, thefts

CEDAR CITY — A Cedar City man is facing various criminal charges following a police investigation into multiple burglary incidents.

Marshall Todd Young, of, Cedar City, booking photo form July 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Iron County Sheriff's Office, St. George News
Brandon Norris, of Cedar City, Utah, booking photo posted July 2015 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s bookings, St. George News

Brandon Norris, 26, of Cedar City, was originally arrested July 9 for allegedly burglarizing and stealing items from a storage unit at Half-Off Storage in Cedar City.

Police found out about the alleged burglary and theft while responding to a domestic violence incident in the area of 400 North and 800 West. According to a probable cause statement, police were told by an anonymous source that there was stolen property in the home.

Police gained permission to search the home and found golf clubs, a suitcase, a computer printer and other items that had been taken from the storage unit.

Norris allegedly gained access to the storage unit through the use of specially made or altered keys that unlocked the unit, according to the statement.

Norris was arrested and booked into the Iron County Jail.

Since his arrest, police have conducted an investigation into multiple burglary cases in which Norris is considered a primary suspect. He was hit with additional criminal charges Monday.

One case involves the burglary of a Cedar City home that occurred around June 26 when the homeowners were away.

The entire home including every drawer and cabinet door (was) opened and all contents thrown on the floor,” the investigating officer wrote in the probable cause statement.

During the July 9 arrest and resulting investigation, police found evidence in Norris’ home allegedly connecting him to the June 26 burglary. He also allegedly recruited four other suspects to assist in burglarizing the home a second time, according to the statement.

Among items taken from the home in the first incident were four televisions and some fishing equipment. In the second incident, additional fishing equipment and electronics were taken, along with other items.

The investigation determined some of the items had been sold online and in Las Vegas pawn shops, while others were found in a storage unit at Half-Off Storage that Norris was illegally using, police alleged via the statement.

The value of the items taken from the home is estimated at around $10,000.

In addition to the thefts that occurred around June 26, police also connected Norris with two additional incidents involving the burglary of two other storage units, as well as the burglary of another residence around June 6. Multiple tools were reported stolen in the latter incident and had an estimated value of $2,000.

Police reported some of the stolen items were sold to pawn shops while others were found in the storage unit Norris was illegally using.

From the July 9 arrest, Norris faces a felony charge for burglary and three misdemeanor charges for theft, criminal trespass and possession of burglary tools.

Charges added Monday include four felony charges for burglary and theft and three additional misdemeanor charges for theft by receiving stolen property and theft of services.

Norris’ case is currently making its way through the 5th District Court. His next court appearance at the Cedar City 5th District Courthouse is scheduled for July 29.

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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