Suspect may have burglarized 3 homes in Layton

Nov 25 2011 - 12:00am

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Ammon Towers
Ammon Towers

LAYTON -- Police have arrested a man they suspect burglarized at least two homes Tuesday night.

A neighbor to a house at 1234 N. Nayon Drive told police that a man broke through a rear window of the residence and then left in a 1999 purple Honda Accord. As Layton police investigated the home, they came up with enough probable cause to name Ammon Towers, 31, as their suspect, said Sgt. Paul Gardiner.

Police believe Towers stole jewelry worth an estimated $1,600 from the home.

The neighbor gave officers the license plate number of the Accord. Officers traced it to a home at 2614 E. 3650 North and found Towers sitting on the front porch, Gardiner said. He had parked the Accord in the parking lot of a nearby church.

He was booked into Davis County Jail under suspicion of second-degree felony burglary and third-degree felony theft.

Now police are investigating whether he was responsible for any other burglaries, including two others reported that night, one of which was at 2806 N. 1600 East, Gardiner said.

For now, police are calling that break-in a criminal trespassing, as it appears nothing was taken, he said.

The third burglary occurred sometime between Saturday and Tuesday at 2401 E. Cherry Lane. A garage window was forced open, and a safe, handgun, cash and other valuables were taken from the home.

Police have yet to name a suspect in the third case.

On Wednesday, police found some of the stolen jewelry from Nayon Drive on northbound Interstate 15, at the Exit 334 off-ramp. They believe Towers had thrown the items out the window on his way home that night.

It was unclear why Towers had done so, Gardiner said.

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