NORTH SALT LAKE – Police say a man and a woman were arrested after an officer caught one of them smashing a car window in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 2.
NSL Police Chief Craig Black told the Clipper that an officer spotted 45-year-old Troy Dalton near a vehicle in a parking lot at 100 North 700 West at around 2:30 a.m.
Black said the officer parked his patrol car and walked toward the area when he witnessed Dalton break one of the windows on the car.
It was then that Dalton saw the officer and took off running, according to Black – who said a description of Dalton was sent to other officers in the area.
A short time later, Black said a Woods Cross officer spotted Dalton near 2600 South and 800 West, where he was arrested and taken into custody. The NSL officer was able to positively identify Dalton as the man he saw break into the car.
Black said that about a half hour earlier, another officer found 44-year-old Angela Ford asleep in her vehicle in the same area where Dalton was apprehended. Ford was arrested and booked on outstanding warrants.
After questioning, Black said officers deduced that Ford was waiting to pick Dalton up, and that they were suspected of working together.
Black said Dalton and Ford were involved in 13 vehicle break-ins in the area and that they had taken several personal items, which were located inside Ford’s car.
Black added that Dalton and Ford were suspected of breaking into a book warehouse business as well – and said nothing was stolen from the book business, but that whoever broke into the building did some “serious damage.”
Black said the couple was pulled over and cited for a traffic violation in the same area the night before, and it appeared may have been “casing” their alleged crimes at the time.
“They were blatant enough to come back,” said Black.
Dalton and Ford were booked into the Davis County Jail on suspicion of 13 counts of vehicular burglary and two counts of burglary.