UPDATE: Suspect in Ferrari dealership break-in identified

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SUNDAY 10/31/2021 4:10 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City Police have identified a man who broke into a Ferrari dealership in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Police say 34-year-old Allen Dale Jenson was seen jumping over a fence and onto the dealership property. He threw a large metal object through a glass window by the main entrance to the showroom floor and walked right in. 

Jenson was seen walking around the property before being confronted by an employee. Once police arrived on the property and called for him to stop, Jenson ran from the dealership. Officers were able to catch up with him and arrest him.

A search of Jenson by police found “large amounts of money,” keys, and USB drives he took from the dealership. Employees of the dealership confirmed it was their property that he had stolen. 

Police also found two passports and two credit cards belonging to two separate people, along with drug paraphernalia including a white powdery substance authorities say is consistent with methamphetamine, needles, and tinfoil with burn residue on it. Jenson tested positive for methamphetamine after being tested by police.

Jenson also had a set of keys which police say belonged to a separate building, which meant he had broken into that building and stolen property from it as well. 

He was arrested on 10 charges including burglary, use or possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of another’s identifying documents, failure to stop for police, and possession of a controlled substance. 

ORIGINAL STORY: Suspect arrested after breaking into Ferrari dealership

SATURDAY 10/30/2021 7:57 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A 34-year-old man is in custody after Salt Lake City police say he broke into a Ferrari dealership and stole keys. His identity is currently being withheld by law enforcement. 

The break-in took place at a dealership located on 543 South and State Street in Downtown Salt Lake City.

An investigation began around 6:13 p.m. when 911 operators received a call about someone walking into a dealership by breaking through a window. Officers arrived about five minutes after the call was placed and set up a perimeter around the dealership.

An employee in the dealership confronted the suspect who then started running out of the building. Officers eventually caught up with the suspect but once they did, he resisted arrest and refused to cooperate with police.

Police were able to finally arrest the suspect without any further incident. They found several keys to Ferrari vehicles along with drugs, stolen credit cards, and cash.

Law enforcement’s investigation of the incident is ongoing. The amount of damage done to the window of the dealership is still being determined. As for the suspect, criminal charges are pending and he will be booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail later this evening

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