Cache County Sheriff’s deputies and SWAT teams arrested a 52-year-old man after surrounding a Richmond home early Friday morning, executing a search warrant in connection with a string of recent trailer thefts.
Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Peterson said the home was located at 101 South 300 East. Multiple teams and deputies were used to execute the warrant because of prior criminal activity and drug convictions there.
Kurtis Joe Konkright reportedly surrendered after deputies used flash bang grenades and other tactics to safely take him into custody. He is being held in the Cache County Jail on an initial charge of violating his probation.
Peterson said investigators believe Konkright and others maybe responsible for several trailer thefts that have occurred during the past month.
“These thefts include trailers from construction sites and lawn mowing companies,” said Peterson. “Not only were they taking trailers but also the contents, which were tools of various kinds and lawn mowers. We’ve been working this case for several weeks.”
One of the stolen trailers was already found near the home.
Peterson said there were no injuries and Konkright surrendered without incident. Investigators are now searching the property.
“There are other pieces of property on the current lot and around the home that we are investigating to see if it’s involved,” said Peterson. “That’s going to be a little bit time consuming because it’s a large piece of property that we’re searching and there are several out buildings and that’s just all under investigation. Time will tell on how much we actually are able recover and how much is going to be tied to any sort of criminal activity we have had over the last few weeks.”
Peterson said a tip from the public helped lead investigators to the home.
An investigation continues to locate additional stolen property and other suspects. Formal charges against Konkright are pending.
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