Police arrest man suspected of two home invasions, sexual assault; updated 5:31 p.m.

Photo taken from surveillance footage shows a red pickup truck whose driver is suspected of sexual assaulting a female resident of the St. George area, Oct. 24, 2017 | Photo courtesy of St. George Police Department, St. George News

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ST. GEORGE — Police have detained a man suspected of committing two home invasion burglaries within about a half-hour span in the St. George area Tuesday afternoon. At the second location, police said the suspect reportedly sexually assaulted a female resident of the home.

St. George Police reported at 5 p.m. that a suspect was taken into custody for questioning and that no other suspects are being sought at this time. According to police, shortly after 4 p.m., detectives located the truck and a man matching the suspect’s description at a construction site in the Stone Cliff area.

The first home invasion occurred at 12:12 p.m. in the area of 3240 South in Little Valley, while the second one reportedly took place at 12:45 p.m. in the Washington Fields area of Washington City, according to a public announcement posted on the St. George Police Department’s official Facebook page.

The estimated driving time between the two locations is about 10 minutes.

“In both incidents the male entered a home without permission,” the announcement states.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic man in his early 30s, approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 200 pounds. The man was reportedly wearing a maroon hat with “RVCA” printed on it, green basketball shorts and a gray t-shirt.

The suspect was seen driving from the scene in a red pickup truck. Police released a photo taken from surveillance footage, which appears to show a Ford pickup with distinctive chrome wheels and running boards.

Washington City Police spokesman Ed Kantor said the two police departments are working together to confirm whether both incidents involve the same suspect and vehicle. “It’s still under investigation,” Kantor said. “They’re working on it right now.”

Anyone with information regarding the suspect’s whereabouts or identity, or who may have seen him in either of these two areas, is asked to contact the St. George Communications Center dispatch at 435-627-4300, and reference incident 17P026236.


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  • comments October 24, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    AS soon as i saw the rims on the truck I knew it was probably a “hispanic”. I’ll be on the lookout. Probly on his way back to vegas where he can thoroughly blend in with the “hispanic””community” over there.

    • PiousInquisitor October 24, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      Lol. That was my first thought too. I guarantee there is a picture of María (Madre de Jesús) in the truck as well.

      • comments October 24, 2017 at 5:54 pm

        Yup, surprised the truck didn’t have a “lowering kit” also. Well sounds like they got him. He probly regrets buying the flashy rims now, I forget the slang term for it.

    • .... October 26, 2017 at 1:13 am

      Oh you mean like the same way you blend in with the ignorant racists

      • knowledge October 26, 2017 at 7:23 am

        Exactly maybe you should think before you speak.

  • Kyle L. October 24, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Where are all the open boarder advocates with this story and the one from earlier today? Seems like the newly embraced diversity, in our communities, are spending more of their time breaking the law then doing all the jobs that US citizens supposedly don’t want.

    • Robert October 24, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      Kyle, they are doing the jobs that no “law abiding”, patriotic American wants, or will do. 🙂

    • Chris October 25, 2017 at 6:56 pm

      yeah, I hate open boarders too, but I love open borders.

  • SteveSGU October 24, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Good job, SGPD!

  • cv_t-bird October 24, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Washington Fields & Little Valley are not the safe little communities people think they are, they’re attracting all sorts of crime. I miss the days of quiet little St. George before all the Californians moved in and took over.

    • Real Life October 24, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      “Californians”. This guy was more likely from a third world rat hole to the South of us.

  • utahdiablo October 24, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    “In both incidents the male entered a home without permission,” That POS won’t do that around my home without a Shotgun Wedding..

  • knowledge October 24, 2017 at 10:06 pm

    Good job police indeed, Anyways glad he’s off the streets

  • Icomments2 October 24, 2017 at 11:09 pm

    If the LDS church would stop bringing the Mexicans up from Mexico to raise to numbers in their cult I mean church then maybe there wouldn’t be so many illegals in Utah. Its all about money, money, money to them. And once they do get them up here the Mexicans don’t join they stay faithful to Catholism anyway, so now Utah has a bunch of illegal immigrants living here. Nice going once again to the LDS cult!!!

    • dak4 October 26, 2017 at 5:21 am

      I can’t tell if you’re serious or joking…but they (mormons and/or illegals) must be doing something right if you still live here and enjoy the area.

      • knowledge October 26, 2017 at 7:21 am

        Very true dak4, very true indeed

  • mctrialsguy October 25, 2017 at 9:22 am

    I think that Ed on the EDge has been bringing them back from his Mexico trips…just a hunch, could be wrong though…..

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