Logan man arrested for USU artifact thefts

A Logan man has been arrested in the theft of artifacts from Utah State University. According to the Deseret News, Dallas Scott Ford, 42, was booked into Cache County Jail for investigation of robbery and theft after officers from the USU and Logan police departments searched his home and retrieved items that were stolen from USU’s Geology building, police said.Police had been investigating three break-ins at USU since February, the most recent of which occurred in May when between $1,500 and $3,000 worth of items were stolen — including a $300 mammoth tooth.USU Police Capt. Steve Milne says a lot of items were recovered but two meteorites are still missing. Milne said that after news of the thefts was reported in the media, multiple individuals came forward with information implicating Ford. Ford was served with a search warrant for his home, where law enforcement officials located items from each of the three break-ins at USU, Milne said.Milne also said that there were items located in Ford’s home that may be linked to open robbery cases in Logan City. Logan police Capt. Jeff Curtis confirmed that some of the items in Ford’s home may be connected with unsolved cases.

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