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Homeless man arrested after reported Springville burglaries

October 12, 2018

Justin Sherman

Springville police arrested a 27-year-old homeless man after several alleged home burglaries.

Justin Sherman was arrested on suspicion of two second-degree felonies of theft of a firearm or operable vehicle, one third-degree felony of theft by receiving stolen property, and a class B misdemeanors of manufacturing or possessing burglary tools and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police stopped Sherman’s vehicle near a storage unit on Thursday after discovering that Sherman was selling items online that had been identified as stolen, according to a police report. Several homes in Springville had reportedly been burglarized over the past month.

Police used a search warrant to search Sherman’s vehicle and storage unit. Several items from three different burglaries were found inside, including a camera, a safe, two handguns, vehicle titles, jewelry and other items, according to the police report. Burglary tools were reportedly found inside his vehicle.

Police also found Sherman had a used syringe in his possession and a meth pipe in his vehicle, according to the report.

Sherman reportedly initially told police he didn’t burglarize the homes, and then said he would say more later.

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