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Persons of interest in April day care robbery arrested

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Jun 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-14 21:52:26-04

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah - South Jordan police have arrested the two main persons of interest in an April day care burglary.

The Lotsa Tots Child Care Center, at 10447 South and 1585 West in South Jordan, was burglarized and vandalized in the middle of the night on April 14. He caused more than $20,000 in damages to the center.

"The window was broken, flat screen TVs were stolen, computers, a safe was taken....personal Lotsa Tots daycare checks, payroll checks," said Sheena Rose with Lotsa Tots.

A few weeks later, West Valley City police made an arrest that may clear up dozens of burglaries around the valley, including the one at Lotsa Tots.

Officers arrested Jacob Selin and Sasha Foltz back in mid-May. Police say they were already the prime suspects in numerous vehicle thefts, and Foltz had outstanding arrest warrants.

"They arrested Jacob and Sasha, followed up and booked them on numerous counts, felony counts and misdemeanor counts," said West Valley Police Sgt. Amy Maurer.

Police say both admitted to some crimes, then detectives began reviewing other similar cases and will soon be filing additional charges.

One of those cases is the burglary of Lotsa Tots, where the suspect was caught on camera ransacking the preschool, even stopping for soda in the middle of it all. Detectives have questioned Selin about the break-in, but so far there hasn't been an arrest.

Police throughout the valley say they're relieved to have Selin and Foltz off the street because both have extensive criminal histories, many involving around theft and drugs. This is Foltz' fifteenth trip to jail and Selin's twenty-second time.

Selin and Foltz are both being held on more than ten felonies, but West Valley City detectives say they should be filing several additional charges, possibly as soon as next week.

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