Former attorney general’s car used in Cottonwood Heights burglary, police say

Posted at 5:25 PM, Nov 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-11-18 19:25:15-05

COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah -- The case of a home burglary in Cottonwood Heights Monday night has taken a strange twist.

It appears the three 18-year-old men jailed on burglary and theft charges were driving a car owned by well-known public figure and former Attorney General Mark Shurtleff.

Shurtleff said he bought the car for his daughter, Danielle Shurtleff, who let her boyfriend, Quinn Cleveland, borrow it not knowing he intended to use it as a getaway car.

“There's nothing to indicate that she was involved or had knowledge or facilitated anything, other than a bad choice in men. And she's not the first or last to make that choice,” said Chief Robby Russo with Cottonwood Heights Police.

Along with Quinn Cleveland, police arrested Heber Cleveland and Tyler Martilla on theft and burglary charges.

Quinn Cleveland has a long rap sheet of burglary and theft convictions.

Shurtleff said he's relieved Quinn Cleveland won't be involved in his daughter's life anymore.