Police investigating possible burglary ring in Santa Clara

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SANTA CLARA, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – A traffic stop in Santa Clara has led to the discovery of what Police are calling a ‘burglary ring’.

On May 22nd, the residents of a house in a quiet neighborhood of Ivins reported a forced break-in.

“Things of value, jewelry, precious metal, gold coins, firearms. Things that can be turned over rather quickly just to get some quick cash,” said Officer Randy Hancey with Santa Clara-Ivins Police Department.

A few days later Police pulled over 36-year-old Bodie David Bona in Santa Clara.

“During that traffic stop we were able to recover some stolen items from that burglary,”  said Hancey.

Inside the truck was a crowbar police say was used to pry open the front door. When Officers searched Bodie’s home, they say they found more than they bargained for.

“We were able to recover some items from several other burglaries in St. George, Santa Clara, Ivins, and even Washington City,” said Hancey.

Police say some of the stolen items were from storage units, and they don’t believe Bona acted alone.

“it was like a burglary ring going on,” said Hancey.

Police say there are other suspects. The investigation is still ongoing, and they say there could be more arrests. 

“Remind people to lock up their valuables, you know, and take serial numbers, things that are precious around their home in case something like this does happen,” said Hancey.

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