Citizens Urged to Check Home and Property for Valuables

By now everyone knows that the area was hit by a group of local thieves and that at least two of the ringleaders are now behind bars. What many may not have discovered yet is that they are actually among the victims. According to the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office, a massive amount of property recovered in the case is still unclaimed and fills an entire room at the Sheriff’s Office. “We would like people to please check your home and property for your valuables,” shares Sgt. Brian Fletcher. “There are many people who have been victims but have not made a report. If you have things missing from your property and didn’t make a report, please do so now. We would like to reunite people with their property if we can.” The case continues to keep detectives busy with one detective spending every working hour since the arrests on just dealing with the property involved. “We believe there are victims out there that have no idea yet that they were victims,” says Sgt. Fletcher. “Check and make sure your valuables are where you know they last were.” Community members are always urged to keep their home and vehicles locked with valuables, including delivered packages, out of sight.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.