OGDEN -- Police from five agencies came together to break up a house burglary ring that made off with hundreds of items.
The arrest of 10 suspects ends a lengthy investigation of break-ins dating back to last spring, Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said Thursday.
"It's a very big bust," he said. "The value of the items taken is extremely high. But there are too many items for me to even make a ballpark estimate yet on the dollar value."
The items included everything from jewelry and guns to motorcycles and ATVs, he said, plus a large box of floor tiles.
"There was an attempt to take them to Lowe's for a phony refund," he said.
The 10 people arrested Wednesday, including three women, have been charged with a total of 45 felonies and eight misdemeanors, chiefly theft and burglary, theft by deception and theft by receiving, as well as drug charges. All the suspects are 30 or older.
The agencies involved, fielding a total of up to nine detectives, include the Ogden Police Department, Weber County Sheriff's Office, North Ogden Police Department, Pleasant View Police Department and the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force.
"This came from a lot of good detective work," Smith said of the group, which, short of forming a formal task force, kept in touch and shared intelligence for more than a year.
All the suspects have been booked into the Weber County Jail, Smith said. Some were able to post bail. A formal news release will be issued today with names and charges.
The thefts occurred during as many as a dozen break-ins, Smith said.
Not all of the items stolen have been recovered, he said. Those that have been recovered have been identified as to where they were taken from, Smith said.