PROVO, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Police say an alert citizen's tip led to the arrest of a man who had been breaking into cars in the Provo area on Monday.
Police say the citizen witnessed a suspicious male looking in vehicles and trying doors in the area of 600 East 200 South and called authorities.
When officers arrived, they found 26-year-old Jess Walker inside a black Nissan.
During the course of their investigation Provo Police say officers determined that Jess had allegedly burglarized six vehicles in the area and was in possession of over $400 in cash, an iPhone, iPod, and a laptop computer. All of the above mentioned property has been returned to the rightful owners, according to police.
Police say Walker was booked into the Utah County Jail for six counts of vehicle burglary, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of Heroin, possession of clonazepam, and possession of stolen property.
Provo Police Chief Rick Gregory later invited the alert citizen who reported the suspicious activity to come to the Provo Police Department, where the citizen was recognized with a certificate of appreciation.
“This citizen was alert to suspicious activity, he reported that activity to the police, and then provided clear instructions that led our officers to arrest a suspect who had just committed six vehicle burglaries. Citizens who take pride in their neighborhood permit a sense of community to thrive, and significantly reduce the likelihood that serious crimes will occur.” –Chief Rick Gregory
----Information from: Provo Police.