WEDNESDAY 3/3/2021 8:19 a.m.
HELPER CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Helper City Police say criminal charges are being referred against two juveniles accused of a number of crimes, including vandalism.
On Sunday, Feb. 28, Helper City Police say unknown suspects forcefully entered the Helper City Auditorium/Library by breaking out multiple large windows.
After gaining entry to the building, the suspects allegedly proceeded to vandalize the entire premises. Police say that at one point, they even tried to set fire to the interior of the building, resulting in several thousands of dollars in damages.
Helper City Police add that other similar acts were reported in the same area by local businesses, which are suspected to be related to the auditorium incident.
On Tuesday, March 2, Helper City Police say a further investigation of evidence found at the scene, evidence from prior similar crimes, and information from citizens, two male juveniles were located and interviewed.
According to authorities, the interviews lead them to determine the two juveniles are responsible for the vandalism to the auditorium and other crimes uncovered.
Helper City Police say criminal charges will now be referred to the 7th District Juvenile Court, along with the request for restitution for the damages.
No other details are available at this time.
Original Story: Police need help to find suspects in string of burglaries in Helper, Utah
MONDAY 3/1/2021 10:04 p.m.
HELPER, Utah (ABC4) – The Helper Police Department wants to alert the community about a string of burglaries that happened over the weekend.
Police need help finding those involved in the burglaries.
Police say there was significant damage done to the Helper Auditorium including separate businesses and homes.
Anyone who has information about the burglaries or saw anything is asked to contact Price Police at 435-637-0890 and reference case number 221078.