Police Charge Four Suspects In Jewelry Burglary And Issue Three Arrest Warrants
Four arrests have been made in the jewelry store burglary that occurred in April in Park City. There are outstanding warrants for three other people. They’ve recovered about $30,000 in merchandise and have rewards posted for the remaining stolen property valued at $52,000.
The Park City Jeweler’s video shows a person breaking the Main Street display case and gathering up handfuls of jewelry in the early hours of April 27th. There are seven suspects from the Weber and Davis County areas.
The stolen jewelry is valued at $83,000. Approximately $31,000 in stolen property has been recovered.
Four individuals, all from the Weber and Davis County area, have been charged, knowingly in possession of stolen property.
On May 15, Jessica Jensen, 28 and Russell Miller, 29 both of Ogden, were in possession of a set of earrings valued at $7800.00. The earrings were recovered. Jensen has been arraigned in the Second District Court and Miller was arrested and booked into Weber County Jail.
Michael Thorpe, age 32, has been charged with possession of three sets of earrings valued at nearly $21,000.
Keira Baldwin, age 33 of Ogden, was charged with attempt to sell two rings, valued at $4600.00, on a social media classified app.
Three individuals known to be associated with the incident are still at large.
Roberto Balli, age 51 of Ogden, was identified on May 4 to have possession of a ring he knew to be stolen. It is valued at $3300.00. The ring has been recovered and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.
Bryce Talbot, age 32, Jessica Jensen’s boyfriend, has a warrant for his arrest for possession of a set of earrings valued at $15,600.00. The earrings have been recovered.
An arrest warrant for Trina Sosa, age 33, has been issued for attempting to sell the jewelry to at least three different groups of people on separate occasions.
Park City Police Captain Phil Kirk says the investigation continues and there may be additional charges made.
“We wouldn’t comment about confessions yet, but we do have pretty strong cases against a couple of the individuals. You know, the property was obviously stolen. The value that they obtained it for was so undervalued that any reasonable person would suspect that this is probably stolen jewelry, or they bought it from an individual that dealt in stolen property.”
Kirk says there’s a $3500.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of suspects in the Park City Jewelry burglary and 10 percent of the value of any recovered property. Kirk would not disclose who is offering the rewards but said it was a private entity.
“Now, we’re getting to the point where maybe our leads are drying up some and we are seeking additional leads from members of the public. So, initially we had some success in tracking down suspects and now that’s been much more difficult to locate some of these and maybe with the public’s health we can expedite that.”
Representatives from Park City Jewelers declined to comment on the burglary, the arrests or the investigation.
There is a Tip-A-Cop line at 435-615-5847 to provide information that could assist in the on-going investigation.