Sheriff’s Office investigating several thefts, burglaries

EVANSTON — The Uinta County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a number of thefts and burglaries that Sheriff Doug Matthews said are believed to be tied to the agricultural community. The man investigators believe to be responsible for the crimes is in the Weber County (Utah) Jail and Matthews said there are no other suspects in this case.

“We’re just looking for other potential victims,” Matthews said.

Matthews said they’re not releasing the suspect’s name because investigators here are still building a case and haven’t filed charges. He said the suspect is facing charges in Utah that are similar to the crimes committed in Uinta County over the past year. 

According to a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, guns, tools, gold coins and cash have been reported stolen. Some of the items have been pawned here and in Weber County. 

“The suspect in this case is believed to have been working in the animal health industry as a salesman that visited ranches in the area, selling animal products,” the release states.

Investigators believe the suspect broke into cars and houses while visiting ranches in Uinta County.

Matthews urges ranchers in the area to contact his office at (307) 783-1000 if they are missing property and have been visited by an animal health salesman in the past year.


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