Two men, one juvenile arrested for breaking into 2 pharmacies in Cedar City

Southern Utah

CEDAR CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police in Cedar City have arrested three suspects for allegedly breaking into two pharmacies early Tuesday morning.

According to a press release issued by Cedar City Police, Cedar Communications received a broken glass alarm just before 1 a.m. at the Township Pharmacy. Cedar City Officers responded and found a broken window but nothing obvious was taken.

While checking other pharmacies, three individuals, Zachary Sipe, 18, Gray Bastian, 20, and a juvenile male, were located in the area of Cedar Drug and Gift at approximately 1:47 a.m.

As the officer was speaking with them, a description of the three suspects involved in the attempted burglary at Township Pharmacy was given, matching the three subjects the officer was speaking to.

Officers found a broken window at the Cedar Drug and Gift with blood on the glass and police observed one of the suspects had a small laceration on his hand.

The three suspects were detained and officers located a vehicle belonging to one of the suspects in a nearby parking lot.

During a search of the vehicle, police found marijuana, a scale, baggies and a large number of Xanax pills.

All three are facing charges of burglary and criminal mischief and Sipe faces two additional counts of distribution of a controlled substance.

*CORRECTION* (received 9/11/19 8:27 a.m.) – Cedar City Police issued a correction in regards to one of the individuals originally listed in this article. The retraction is below.

“The press release I sent out yesterday regarding our pharmacy burglaries, we have found that one of the three suspects is a juvenile.  I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but I wanted you all to know in case you need to retract that information.  We don’t release juvenile’s names but in this case I released the name and ages because that’s what we initially had at the time that they were adults and it wasn’t discovered until last night that he is a juvenile providing false information.”

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