LOGAN — Deputies have arrested a 28-year-old Bountiful man suspected in a string of car burglaries and grand theft in Cache Valley. Wesley Sean Clark was booked Monday into the Cache County Jail after an arrest warrant had been issued by a judge in July.
According to the arrest affidavit, the Cache County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of vehicle burglaries on Feb. 19. The incidents had occurred in Hyrum, Nibley and Wellsville.
Detectives allege various items were taken from vehicles, including a firearm, financial transaction cards and other property. A vehicle was also taken from the Nibley residence.
On Feb. 20, police in Salt Lake City responded to reports of a man suspiciously looking into parked cars. The suspect, later identified as Clark, was seen exiting a maroon vehicle with a backpack. When officers searched him, they located the stolen firearm and other valuables, the warrant affidavit explained.
Police reported that Clark claimed he had borrowed the vehicle to go see his girlfriend who lives in Logan. Officers discovered that not only did he have property from the burglaries in Cache County, he also had allegedly stolen items from several other jurisdictions, suggesting he had gone on similar burglary sprees through multiple counties.
Clark was arraigned Wednesday in 1st District Court in Logan. He was charged with theft of a firearm or motor vehicle, a second-degree felony; burglary and unlawfully acquiring a financial card, both third-degree felonies; along with nine misdemeanors.
Court records show, Clark was convicted for similar burglaries in Salt Lake County. He was sentenced to a term of zero-to-five-years in prison in July. He is being held in the Cache County Jail and scheduled to appear again in court Aug. 7.
Individuals arrested and charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.