LAYTON -- Three men thought their "smash and grab" technique would land them plenty of loot.
Instead, it got them multiple charges from two police agencies, and potentially more charges as other agencies investigate to see if the trio is behind a series of vehicle burglaries in Davis and Weber counties.
Noe Luis Guitierrez, 35, Michael Ray Guitierrez, 23, and Matthew Gabriel Martinez, 20, were arrested by Layton police late Friday night and booked in Davis County Jail on Saturday morning.
Each man was booked on six counts of vehicle burglary, four counts of possession of stolen property and five counts of criminal mischief. Noe Guitierrez was also booked on one count of having no insurance. Michael Guitierrez was also booked on one count of possession of burglary tools. Martinez was booked on one count of giving false personal information to a police officer.
Police received four calls during a three-hour period regarding vehicle burglaries in the Layton area, said Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton.
Clearfield police also received calls about several vehicle burglaries that happened during the same time period in the 201 E. 700 South area, said Clearfield Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist.
Layton police had received a description of a car seen in both areas. An officer pulled over a car that matched the description at 1540 N. Hill Field Road. The three men were inside the car.
Officers found several electronic items, including a laptop and iPods inside the car, Horton said.
Police also found a window punch tool in Noe Guitierrez's pocket, according to the probable cause statement.
He also had glass shards "embedded in his arms and glass beads in his shoes," according to the document.
Items stolen in the Layton area were from locked cars parked at the AMC Theaters, Red Lobster and Classic Fun Center.
Horton said just because a car is locked does not mean items inside are safe.
"Do not leave personal items where they can be seen," Horton said.
Most cars made today do not allow someone to get inside the trunk unless they have a key, Horton said.
Thieves look in the windows to see if there is anything valuable, he said. If there is, they will smash the windows and leave before they are caught.