Police release names of suspects in brazen daylight burglary

Posted at 3:23 PM, Jul 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-03 00:17:40-04

by Scott McKane, Alexandria Autrey, David Wells and Mark Green

RIVERTON -- Police are looking for two suspects after they allegedly carried out a daylight burglary while the victim was home, and security camera images of the suspects and their vehicle have been released.

Tips from news viewers who saw the photos allowed police to identify Jason Kettler and Chauntae Petersen as suspects in the case Tuesday. According to a press release from the Unified Police Department, detectives are searching for the pair to question them about the crime. Anyone who knows where the two suspects are located is encouraged to contact police.

The burglary took place on June 24. Jen Bevan said she was at home mowing her lawn when the pair walked calmly into her garage and allegedly stole a pair of golf clubs. She said they then smashed into her locked car to steal her wallet.

Bevan said, "And when you can't feel safe in your own house, that's, where do you feel safe?"

Bevan said the alleged burglars were very bold.

"I was right there in the front yard," she said. "And he pulled in the driveway like he lived here, like he'd been here a million times and walked right in."

Lt. Justin Hoyal, Unified Police Department, said the stolen credit cards were then used by tje two suspects on eight known occasions at several locations throughout Salt Lake County. Security cameras captured images of the suspects allegedly using the cards fraudulently.

"They immediately left from here and started a shopping spree, and they've spent thousands of dollars," Bevan said.

This case is still under investigation and the police are seeking the public's help in finding the suspects, who are pictured and described below.

Suspect #1

  • Caucasian male
  • 5'10"
  • 210 lbs
  • short brown hair, mohawk style
  • several tattoos on legs
  • recent injury on right forearm

Suspect #2

  • Caucasian female
  • 5'7"
  • 130 lbs
  • blonde/brown hair
  • tattoo above right ankle

Suspect Vehicle

  • 2 door red sports car
  • vents in the hood
  • sunroof and spoiler

If you have any information on these suspects please contact the Unified Police Department at (385) 468-9391.