SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 13, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — A man was arrested Wednesday after he allegedly stole a bag of jewelry and clothing reportedly worth $6,500 from Salt Lake International Airport.
A probable cause statement from the 3rd District Court of Salt Lake County said Logan Daniel Westering, 30, is facing charges of:
- Theft, a second-degree felony
- Theft of services, a class A misdemeanor
On May 5 at approximately 7:45 p.m., the suspect arrived at the Salt Lake airport on a Delta flight from Las Vegas, the statement said.
“The A/P (accused person) then exited the terminals and picked up his bag from bag carousel eight. The A/P then moved across the lobby to another area of the baggage claim and took a bright yellow North Face bag off bag claim four after looking over his shoulder.”
Westering then walked to the parking structure and got into the driver’s seat of a gray Honda.
“The Honda then proceeded to the exit lanes of the paid parking area and accelerated quickly behind another vehicle to exit the pay booth without paying,” the statement said. “All of these events are captured on airport surveillance video footage.”
The victim that reported their missing bag contained jewelry and clothing items totaling a worth of $6,500.
The vehicle plate was registered to Westering, and he was positively identified as the driver and person who allegedly took the yellow bag when officials looked at his driver’s license.
On Wednesday, police responded to the suspect’s home address and when confronted, Westering allegedly located the bag in his bedroom at a home he rents a room in. He also packed up multiple pairs of shoes and items that were spread different areas of his bedroom that he said came from the bag. “He was unable to locate a robe he was looking for which he also said was in the bag,” the statement said. “The A/P initially acted like he did not know what bag we were looking for, then after retrieving the bag, he claimed it was a mistake but had no valid excuse as to why he did not return the bag once he realized it was not his.”
Westering is currently on probation for a third-degree felony theft.
He was transported to Salt Lake County Jail, where he was later ordered to be released with conditions.