Suspect in string of burglaries arrested

Mar 30 2013 - 8:22pm

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Collin Andrew Currie
Collin Andrew Currie

LAYTON -- A 40-year-old man who sparked a dramatic New Year's Day police pursuit has been arrested for a string of vehicle burglaries.

Collin Andrew Currie was charged Friday with four counts of theft, four counts of unlawful use of a financial transaction card, 13 counts of vehicle burglary and eight counts of criminal mischief.

He is being held in the Davis County Jail on $122,800 bond.

Currie is suspected of committing numerous vehicle burglaries in December 2012 and early January in Layton.

Layton Police Sgt. James Petre said about $700 in property was taken from vehicles, including credit cards used to commit about $1,800 in fraud, and damage to vehicles totaled about $1,000.

Currie was initially arrested by Layton police Jan 1. following a hit-and-run accident near 1600 W. Antelope Drive.

The car he was driving hit two other vehicles while traveling west on Antelope Drive, according to police.

No one was injured in the crash.

The driver of one of the vehicles hit called police and gave a description and license plate number of the suspect's vehicle.

Currie was driving that vehicle, which had been stolen from the Ogden area, said police.

A Layton officer spotted the vehicle around 1200 N. Main St. and a short pursuit followed, back to Antelope Drive, where police attempted to stop the car.

Currie drove off and the vehicle was found unoccupied at Oak Stone Apartments in Clearfield.

Police found Currie a short time later in a field south of the apartments and ordered him to stop.

Currie drew a handgun, pointed it at his head and told the officer to shoot him, according to police.

Currie did not point his weapon at officers but continued to disobey commands to drop the weapon. He was subdued by a police dog that bit his arm. His handgun was later determined to be a BB gun.

Currie was booked into the Davis County Jail for that incident.

Officers found evidence in the stolen vehicle he was driving indicating he may have been involved in the Layton auto burglaries, said Petre.

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