American Fork man facing felony charges after allegedly stealing items from couple

Omner Eliur Aguilar. Photo Courtesy: Utah County Jail

OREM, Utah, June 7, 2020 (Gepahardt Daily) — An American Fork man is facing a felony burglary charge after allegedly stealing items worth thousands of dollars from a couple that was out of town.

A probable cause statement from Utah County said Omner Eliur Aguilar, 21, is facing charges of:

  • Burglary, a second-degree felony
  • Theft, a second-degree felony
  • Items prohibited in correctional, a class A misdemeanor
  • Theft by deception, a class A misdemeanor

On March 30, the arresting officer made phone contact with the victim of a delayed burglary at an address in Orem. The victim stated that her home had been burglarized while they were on vacation between March 17 and March 24, the statement said.

“When they came home, they discovered that the front door had been pried open with some tool, which bent the inside washer of the door,” the statement said. “The victim stated that multiple items had been stolen. Among these items were a rose gold chain, two diamond rings, AirPods, one pair of hoop earrings, a dark gray Samsung cellphone and $353 in cash. An Apple Macbook Pro was also stolen. The total value of items stolen is valued at approximately $5,473. The victim sent pictures of the two rings as well as the gold chain.”

The victims’ daughter stated that an acquaintance of hers, identified as Aguilar, was messaging people shortly after the incident and trying to sell an identical laptop and other items that had been stolen from the house, such as AirPods and a gold chain necklace. The gold chain necklace matched the necklace that was in the photo that the victims had sent.

“The victims’ dog trainer stated that on March 30, she was allowed into the house with a set of keys as she had to get dog food from the house,” the statement said. “When she walked in, she was startled and observed a Hispanic male inside. She thought nothing of it, grabbed the dog food and left. She stated that it appeared that he was the only person in the house at the time.”

“The victims’ daughter stated that she was in the family Tahoe in the driveway with Omner at the time that dog sitter came to the house,” the statement said. “The victims’ daughter stated that when the dog sitter left, she and Omner remained in the vehicle talking for a little bit longer. Omner then left on foot from the vehicle and she was picked up by her friends from the house. The victim’s daughter stated that Omner never went into the house while she was with him, because he is not allowed in the house.”

A search in the Utah County pawn shop database confirmed that Aguilar had pawned multiple items to EZ Pawn in Orem on March 23 as well as one on March 26. The arresting officer went to the pawn shop and asked to see the items. He confirmed that they matched the description and photos that the victims had given the officer. The amount of the victim’s property that he is known to have pawned is valued at $540.

Upon arrival at the Utah County Jail on June 4, a small empty baggie with white powdery residue was found on Aguilar’s person.

The suspect is being held on $10,000 bail.


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