WEST POINT -- Fresh footprints in the snow around a locked car, lead deputies to an unlocked car and then to a construction site where thousands of dollars of tools were stolen.
Now officers are asking the public for help to find the person or persons responsible for the thefts, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen.
On Saturday at 10:17 p.m. a woman had gone outside and noticed the footprints around her locked car parked in the driveway and called Davis County dispatch requesting extra patrol. Nothing had been stolen out of the woman's car. A deputy came to the home and followed the footprints to a neighbor's house who also had a car parked in a driveway, Poulsen said.
The deputy notified the owner of the unlocked car that there were footprints around the car and the owner checked his car to find items stolen.
The footprints then led the deputy north of the homes to a construction site then straight to a trailer. The owner of the construction trailer was called, Poulsen said.
"Thousands of dollars of construction tools were missing," Poulsen said.
Poulsen would not say if the trailer was unlocked or locked, stating it was part of the investigation.
Anyone with information about any suspicious activity or knows anything about the construction tools is asked to call officers at 801-451-4151.