2 suspects arrested in Heber City vehicle burglaries, firearm theft

James William Mear was one of two suspects arrested Sunday, July 1, 2018, in connection with vehicle burglaries and the theft of a firearm in the Heber City area. Photo: Wasatch County Sheriff

HEBER CITY, Utah, July 3, 2018 (Gephardt¬†Daily) — A 19-year-old man and a juvenile were arrested Sunday in connection with vehicle burglaries and the theft of a firearm in the Heber City area.

Heber City police responded to a runaway juvenile call and found James William Mear, 19, of Heber City, with two runaway juvenile girls.

In a news release late Monday, police said, “Upon further investigation, it was learned that he and one of the juveniles were responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries in the Heber area.”

Officers found several stolen items, including a handgun that was taken in one of the burglaries.

Mear was booked into Wasatch County Jail and
 faces charges of:

  • Theft of a firearm, a second-degree felony
  • Five counts of vehicle burglary, a class A misdemeanor
  • Obstruction of justice, a class A misdemeanor
  • Harboring a runaway, a class A misdemeanor
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor, a class B misdemeanor

One female juvenile also was arrested on related charges, the news release says.

A stolen handgun was found, along with multiple other stolen items Sunday, July 1, 2018, when Heber City officers responded to a runaway juvenile call. Photo: Wasatch County Sheriff

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