Santa Clara-Ivins Police come upon valuable sports collection – who owns it?

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ST. GEORGE — The Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department is seeking information that may help to locate the rightful owner of multiple sports collector items or any information pertaining to how the collection went missing in the first place.

Within the last week police were contacted by an individual who reported they had come across numerous sports jerseys and other apparel that appeared to be valuable collector’s items, officer Randy Hancey said.

The items included football, baseball, basketball and hockey apparel, some of which appeared new with the price tags still attached, while other items showed signs of wear. There are more than 40 items in the collection.

“These items could have come from a burglary or possible a theft from a collectible store, but they appear to be valuable items and we need to know who they belong to,” Hancey said.

After checking with surrounding agencies, investigators were unable to match the items to any reported burglary or theft and have yet to identify the rightful owner.

“We are sure that whoever owns the valuable items wants them back, because they appear to have possibly come from a collection and the owner may not even know they are missing yet,” Hancey said.

Hancey went on to say that investigators are releasing limited information and are unable to be more specific at this time, but additional information may be released as it becomes available.

“We really want to get these items back to whoever owns them,” he said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department at 435-652-1122, or the Washington County Sheriff’s dispatch line at 435-634-5730.

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  • old school February 19, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    I think O J is missing some stuff! But seriously, sounds like you got your thief and you’re just trying to cover it up

  • NickDanger February 20, 2018 at 6:31 am

    Perfect example of the police shooting themselves in the foot.

    Where were the items? WHAT were the items? Apparel? What apparel? And some other stuff?

    I have a few friends who collect sports memorabilia. I read this article. It’s probably the only time I will ever hear about this “incident,” or whatever it is. But I won’t be able to help the police, because I don’t know what the heck they are talking about.

    Aside from being on the politically-correct bandwagon and most often refusing to give the race of a perpetrator of a crime (“Be on the lookout for a man, dark hair, dark eyes, 5’10’, 180 pounds, average build.” Uh, okay – arrest 25% of the men in town?), the police are now apparently holding back even more information that is crucial in obtaining the public’s help.

    Maybe the Santa Clara-Ivins Police Dept. doesn’t really want to find the owner of this “stuff.” Maybe they have a nice wall in the back of the police station where it would fit perfectly.

    • comments February 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

      How many people have been burgled out of a bunch of sports jerseys?

      my guess is they were stolen in CA, and what’s the odds of whoever in CA finding out about it being dumped in stg.

      • comments February 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

        thats what this article is for

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