Police seeking info on storage unit thefts

Police are seeking information about the pictured vehicle, which they believe was used by suspects in recent break-ins at the Storehouse on Rail Center in Evanston. (COURTESY PHOTO/Uinta County Law Enforcement Services)

EVANSTON — Local law enforcement officers are continuing to work on a series of break-ins at local storage unit businesses. According to Evanston Police Department Lt. Ken Pearson, the break-ins occurred between Dec. 25 and Jan. 1, and involved seven units at the Storehouse on Rail Center and eight units at Evanston Self Storage on Patriot Court.

Pearson said nothing appeared to have been taken at Evanston Self Storage, though someone had rummaged through the units. At the Storehouse, some units also appeared to have just been rummaged through, but items were stolen from others, including shop and welding tools, jewelry and firearms. Other units appeared to have had items “staged,” possibly for suspects to return to later.

A Facebook post from Uinta County Law Enforcement on Jan. 8 included video of a potential suspect and a still image from a potential suspect vehicle. At that time, only the Storehouse break-ins had been reported; however, police subsequently learned there had been others.

According to Pearson, a lead in the case resulted in a search warrant being issued; however, none of the stolen items were recovered as a result of that warrant. He said at least two persons were involved in the Storehouse break-ins, but additional individuals may be involved.

Anyone with information on the break-ins or the people and/or vehicle depicted in the Facebook post is asked to call the Evanston Police Department at (307) 783-6400 or Crime Stoppers at (307) 789-CASH (2274) or send a text to (307) 708-CASH.


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