LOGAN — A 35-year-old Logan man, believed to be involved in a string of burglaries over 18-months, is expected to accept a plea deal and plead guilty. David W. England is suspected of stealing more than $20,000 in valuables in four burglary cases in Logan, one in North Logan and one in the county.
England appeared in 1st District Court Tuesday morning. He has been charged with a total of 17 felonies of burglary, theft and unlawful use of a credit card; and 22 misdemeanors.
According to a probable cause statement, police first began investigating England after a neighbor reported that someone had broken into their attached garage and stolen a bike helmet and cooler. Two weeks later, he pulled up alongside two detectives, sitting inside a police vehicle, and asked them what they were doing in his neighborhood.
The detectives told England that he and his vehicle both matched the description of a suspect in a series of home burglaries and the theft of several high-dollar bicycles, rock climbing gear, and other outdoor equipment.
England first denied any knowledge of the crimes and said he was searching the neighborhood himself looking for three juveniles that he claimed to have seen going through vehicles and garages.
Police later obtained a warrant to search England’s truck, where they found several of the stolen items. While interviewing him, he admitted to entering the residences and taking some of the valuables.
During Tuesday’s court appearance, defense attorney Herm Olsen said that prosecutors had made them a plea offer that they are expected to accept. He asked for a couple weeks to work through the specific details.
Judge Brian Cannell scheduled a change of plea hearing for March 12.
England is currently out of jail after posting bail. He could face up to 15-years in prison.