Source: AP - AP Wire Service
May 20 23:21
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) _ A Utah man who was hired to install garage doors acquired supplies by stealing doors from homes under construction, authorities said.
Police arrested 35-year-old Justin Thomas Strasburg Tuesday, The Deseret News reported.
Strasburg was arrested May 7 while in possession of about $1,500 in stolen garage door components. He was a suspect in thefts across Salt Lake and Utah counties, a police affidavit said.
After Strasburg's release from the Salt Lake County Jail, a Utah County sheriff's detective posed as a garage door buyer and set up an appointment with Strasburg in Eagle Mountain Tuesday, authorities said.
Strasburg fled from the officer and was apprehended after a vehicle and foot chase.
``In speaking with Justin, he admitted to being the suspect in eight separate incidents where garage doors, garage door openers, motors and other items for garage doors were taken,`` the affidavit said.
Investigators contacted Strasburg's previous employer and learned he allegedly was ``responsible for approximately $20,000 in losses due to theft,'' according to the affidavit.
No attorney was immediately listed for Strasburg in court records.
Received Id AP12014114F15659 on May 21 2020 09:59