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Man in custody after attempt to steal police car

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Aug 26, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-26 14:49:59-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A man is in custody after after he attempted to steal a Salt Lake City police car Friday.

According to a probable cause statement, it happened when an officer got out of his police car to speak with someone near Main Street and Bryan Avenue. Soon after leaving the car, the officer noticed a man, identified as Timothy Dale Markham, trying to get in the locked car.

Markham was arrested and now faces a felony charge.