Observant neighbors foil Clearfield home burglary

Wednesday , April 16, 2014 - 3:07 PM

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Loretta Park, Standard-Examiner Staff

CLEARFIELD --- Neighbors played a key role in the arrest of three people who broke into an unattended home, police said.

Officers were called about a burglary in progress at a home in the area of 130 N. 400 West, Clearfield at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, said Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist.

"The neighbors saw people jumping over the fence then going through the back windows to get into the house," Stenquist said.

Officers knocked on the front door of the home, but the person who answered it was not giving "straight answers" about why he was in the home, Stenquist said.The man who answered the door claimed to know the owners of the home, but police were not able to contact the owners to verify his story, Stenquist said.

Officers secured the home and then did a search. Marijuana was in plain sight, but two other people were hiding inside the house, including a woman under a bathroom sink. She had left a container with liquid heroin on the bathroom counter, Stenquist said.

Police also found a syringe with heroin in it on a man, and another man had a backpack with methodone and prescription drugs.

Police booked Emily Rose Wilson, 25, Ray Patrick Lopez, 27, and Reynald Rafael Gamlosen, 20, in the Davis County Jail on drug charges and theft.

The Davis County Attorney's Office is reviewing the cases before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.

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