News short: Suspect breaks into State Liquor Store New Year’s Eve

The Utah State Liquor Store was broken into Friday morning, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — An early morning break-in at the Utah State Liquor Store just off St. George Boulevard Friday morning proved that the suspect was obviously not out to make a profit.

Wood covers where a pane of glass was broken out Friday morning to gain access to the State Liquor Store, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News
Wood covers a pane of glass broken out Friday morning, apparently done to gain access to the State Liquor Store, St. George, Utah, Jan. 1, 2016 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

Officers responded to the store at 161 N. 900 East at 4:30 a.m. after a glass-breakage alarm was received. Officers found a broken plate glass window at the front of the store, St. George Police Sgt. Rich Triplett said. A small amount of blood evidence was found at the scene as well.

The store’s surveillance footage showed the suspect entering the store and leaving with one bottle of liquor, Triplett said.

The suspect remains at large.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.


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  • .... January 1, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    This is not good because now the LDS Church didn’t get their 10 % . they are going to hunt him down for that. !

  • ladybugavenger January 1, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    Unbelievable! One bottle of liquor. Left your DNA buddy. Maybe your high alcohol content and or high drug content will damage the blood sample haha…#idiot

    • IDIOT COMMENTERS January 1, 2016 at 11:02 pm

      this is like somethin u would do… was it?

      • ladybugavenger January 2, 2016 at 7:19 am

        Nope, can’t say I’ve ever broken into a business. I don’t steal anymore….not for long time!!! I don’t want to go to jail! I get caught in everything I did so I don’t do nothing anymore that is bad or makes me feel guilty…strong convictions I have….don’t hate me ’cause you ain’t me \_(“)_/

        • ladybugavenger January 2, 2016 at 7:28 am

          Oops I didn’t get caught last month taking that Camaro to 95 mph, I wanted to go faster but I didn’t want to get caught. Don’t Hate Me ‘Cause You Ain’t Me…I’ve got a registered trademark on that saying so don’t be stealing it!

          • .... January 2, 2016 at 9:15 am

            Don’t Hate Me ‘Cause You Ain’t Me.. oh oh you gonna sue me ? LOL !

          • ladybugavenger January 2, 2016 at 6:40 pm

            No, you can advertise but I ain’t paying ya lol… go buy my tshirt!

          • ladybugavenger January 2, 2016 at 6:46 pm


          • .... January 2, 2016 at 10:42 pm

            I came to Utah and all I got was this Ladybug Don’t Hate Me T-shirt !

        • Curtis January 2, 2016 at 11:58 am

          I know the feeling. Always getting caught tends to keep you on the straight and narrow.

          • ladybugavenger January 2, 2016 at 3:07 pm


          • .... January 2, 2016 at 3:32 pm

            Don’t Hate Me ‘Cause You Ain’t Me

  • sagemoon January 1, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    One bottle?!?! Must have been drunk or stupid. If your going to burglarize the liquor store, make it worth the jail stay and fines. Duh.

  • voice of reason January 1, 2016 at 11:47 pm

    Maybe if the state would give up it’s immoral monopoly on alcoholic beverages this poor fellow would have been able to find his weekend enjoyment at a privately run liquor store. Utah, we don’t want Democrats telling us what to do because it gets in the way of the Republicans telling us what to do. (or “Utah, Freedom and Liberty, as long as we tell you it’s o.k.”)

  • .... January 2, 2016 at 1:52 am

    No you got it wrong. it’s the Utah LDS lead Freedom and liberty. as long as the LDS church tells the state of Utah it’s ok !

  • .... January 2, 2016 at 9:20 am

    Wow no further comment from idiot commenter.must be hanging out with stupid.

  • Billy Madison January 2, 2016 at 9:46 am

    One bottle? Must have been a good one, you gotta let us know what he got now. I wanna try that next.

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