SPRINGVILLE, Utah, Sept. 23, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — A suspect has been arrested in Springville after an alleged spate of recent thefts.
A probable cause statement from Utah County said Daniel Lorenzo Nebeker, 34, is facing charges of:
- Theft, a third-degree felony
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, a third-degree felony
- Vehicle parts without identification number, a third-degree felony
- Possession or use of a controlled substance, a class A misdemeanor
- Criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor
- Criminal trespass, a class B misdemeanor
Detectives were investigating the theft of numerous utility trailers in Springville Sept. 16 and were following up on a lead received, the statement said. While there, detectives located one of the stolen trailers reported several days before.
“As detectives were waiting for the owner of the trailer to arrive, the suspect, Daniel Nebeker, arrived on scene and parked next to the stolen trailer,” the statement said. “Detectives made contact and advised him he was under arrest for the theft of the
Nebeker was taken into custody and read his Miranda rights, the statement said.
“The suspect originally lied regarding his involvement but later admitted he stole the trailer that was outside the storage units,” the statement said. “He admitted to cutting the lock on the fence where the trailer was being stored and unlawfully entered the property to commit the theft.”
It was also found that Nebeker is allegedly connected to at least 12 similar theft cases in six different jurisdictions.
The passenger in the suspect’s vehicle was found to be in possession of a dark tar-like substance and admitted both she and Nebeker had smoked recently.
Nebeker subsequently admitted to being addicted to heroin and methamphetamine and
recently using, the statement said. A DUI investigation was conducted based off this admission. Nebeker submitted to a blood and urine sample; a preliminary urine sample showed positive for methamphetamine, amphetamines and opiates.
Nebeker was transported to Utah County Jail, where he is being held without bail due to the fact he was awaiting trial on a previous felony charge when he was arrested.