Police: Roosevelt couple ran Facebook page selling stolen antiques

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ROOSEVELT, Utah (ABC4 Utah)- A couple in Roosevelt are sitting in jail after police say they were selling stolen antiques online.

The couple, 35-year-old Travis Kirk Cook and 29-year-old Danielle Shalae Jensen Cook, used a public Facebook page to sell the items, police said.

The description of the page called, Small Town Underground Antiques and Collectables, says “Small town underground are a husband and wife who dig through people’s barns,backyards and basements cause we love the hunt and the antiques.” [sic].

Investigators say the couple stole property from homes and farms in Duchesne and Uintah counties. The items were sold on Facebook or eBay, or were traded for drugs, they said.

A search warrant was executed on the couple’s home at 490 North Hillcrest Drive on June 27th and June 29th. On the 27th police say was Travis arrested after he tried to run from police. They found a “baseball-sized” amount of methamphetamine near him. Deputies returned two days later after they learned there were more stolen items at the property.

“We didn’t take anything from the house that we couldn’t prove was stolen,” Duchesne County Sgt. Williams said. “During an interview Travis said he made four to eight grand a month selling stuff online.”

Danielle was already in jail at the time the search warrants were executed for a prior case. Charges against her in the case are still pending, but Travis faces a multitude of charges including two counts of theft by receiving stolen property and several drug charges.

Detectives say they have contacted the owners of several stolen items. Other victims are asked to call 435-738-2015.

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