Richfield Police: 2 suspects in custody, 2 more sought in multiple burglaries across Utah

Police are looking for two suspects in the theft of more than $23,000 worth of generators from Jorgensen's Honda in Richfield on Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. Screen shot: Facebook/Richfield Police Dept.

RICHFIELD, Utah, Dec. 17, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police are looking for two suspects in the theft of more than $23,000 worth of generators from Jorgensen’s Honda on Saturday.

A news release from Richfield City Police Department said the “smash and grab” incident happened at 12:26 a.m., when at least four suspects broke into the business and stole 18 generators in less than three minutes.

The suspects were in two vehicles, and an attempt to locate was broadcast to surrounding areas, the news release says.

A clerk at a Chevron station in Beaver heard the broadcast on a scanner and noticed some people who seemed suspicious and appeared to match the description of the suspects.

The clerk notified the Beaver County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies responded and were able to make a traffic stop on one of the vehicles.

Two suspects were taken into custody, the news release says, and all 18 generators were in the vehicle and were recovered.

In custody are Carlos Fuentes, 26, from Los Angeles, California, and a 16-year-old juvenile from Hawthorne,
California.

Press Release

PRESS RELEASE:Richfield City Police DepartmentOn 12/15/18 at 12:26 AM, Jorgensen’s Honda was the victim of a smash and grab. 18 generators worth over $23,000, were stolen in under 3 minutes, by at least 4 suspects. These suspects were in 2 different vehicles. An attempt to locate was broadcast to the surrounding areas. An attentive store clerk at the High County Chevron in Beaver Utah heard the attempt to locate on the scanner. The Clerk noticed subjects that were suspicious and possibly matched the description of the suspects. The clerk notified Beaver County Sheriff’s Office. They responded and made a traffic stop of one of the suspect vehicles and two suspects were taken into custody at that time. The 18 generators were located in the vehicle and recovered. Two other suspects in a different vehicle are still outstanding. Through further investigation, we believe that these suspects are involved in at least 4 other similar burglaries throughout the state of Utah.At this time the investigation is ongoing. The two suspects that are in custody at this time are Carlos Fuentes, age 26, from Los Angeles California, and a 16-year-old juvenile from Hawthorne California.

Posted by Richfield City Police on Monday, December 17, 2018

Two other suspects who were in a different vehicle are still on the loose, and police believe that they have been involved in at least four other burglaries of this type in Utah.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more details become available.

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