On Wednesday night a car was broken into and an iPad and a wallet were stolen. Once the theft was realized the police were called but no suspects were initially identified. However, with the help of the victim police were able to monitor purchases on the stolen credit cards and find out where the alleged thief was making purchases. After the retail locations were identified surveillance footage was obtained that led to a positive ID and later to an arrest of a 20 year old St. George man who is now facing theft charges.
Theft is a broad category of the law but depending on the value of the items stole the defendant could be facing anywhere from a class B misdemeanor to a felony charge. If convicted part of the defendant’s sentencing will almost certainly included restitution to the victim, which includes repairs to damaged property as well as the value of any unreturned property.