Juveniles caught in ice cream truck burglary after posting video on Periscope

Tuesday , July 14, 2015 - 6:14 AM

Standard Examiner Staff

WEST WEBER — On Sunday, just before midnight, Weber County Sheriff deputies responded on a vehicle burglary call at 4300 W. 1150 S. in West Weber.

A citizen called and reported seeing the crime streamed live across social media using Twitter’s Periscope App. The complainant said he witnessed two men in the video breaking into a semi-truck that possibly contained ice cream.

When deputies arrived, they found two semi-trucks parked on 1250 South, one of which had a refrigerated trailer attached. After speaking with the driver, it was confirmed that the truck was loaded with ice cream products and it had been broken into.

The investigating deputy tracked down the creator of the video, a 16-year-old male who lived in the neighborhood. When the deputy made contact with the juvenile, he admitted to breaking into the trailer with his friend and stealing several tubs of ice cream. He also confessed to posting their caper online through Periscope.

The juvenile said he and his friend then went and randomly placed the tubs of ice cream on the front porches of some of their neighbors as a gift, according to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office facebook page

The deputy also spoke to the 16-year-old friend who confirmed the story. Both individuals will be referred to juvenile court on burglary and theft charges.

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