2 suspects arrested in connection with burglary spree

Posted at 11:18 AM, Mar 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-14 13:18:48-04

CACHE COUNTY, Utah -- A pair of burglary suspects are behind bars after a suspected string of burglaries that date back to last year.

Officers said the two suspects may have been involved in home burglaries in Duchesne, Cache and Salt Lake Counties.

The main suspect was busted Monday after sheriff's deputies served a search warrant at a trailer home in Logan. Investigators recovered trailers full of suspected stolen property and realized the case was even bigger than they thought.

Roy Meyer was the first person arrested in connection with the crime spree, followed by Kaitlin Blakeslee. Both are facing numerous burglary and theft counts.

Cache County investigators said they believe the two, and possibly others, burglarized homes and storage sheds over a period of months. Deputies seized appliances, furniture, tools and more worth an estimated $50,000.

Officers in Cache County are working with Cottonwood Heights detectives to see if Meyer and Blakeslee might be responsible for several unsolved burglaries there.

Back in January, pictures were released of unknown suspects using stolen debit cards at local ATM's. The cards came from the home of Nora Linscott, whose house was ransacked over a two-day period while she and her husband were on vacation in late December.

Detectives from across the state are now comparing notes with Cache County officers to see if Meyer and Blakeslee might be connected to their unsolved crimes. Meanwhile the suspects are being held on burglary charges, but more felony counts could be added in the coming days.