Police arrest pair suspected in vehicle burglaries across Salt Lake Valley

Posted at 4:10 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 18:10:47-05

SALT LAKE CITY — Police arrested two people they believe may have been burglarizing vehicles throughout the Salt Lake Valley after a victim used an app to track their stolen laptop.

Tyler Angelos, 28, and Elisha Wiley, 26, were taken into custody after someone reported a vehicle burglary near Vivint Smart Home Arena Tuesday around the time of a Utah Jazz game.

Police say the victims used an app to locate a laptop stolen from the car.

“Traced his laptop back to an address in Taylorsville, officers met him at this location, and as officers were looking around at this location, they were able to find the laptop inside a vehicle in plain sight,” said Lt. Brian Lohrke of the Unified Police Department.

Police waited until the suspects returned to that parked car, and they ultimately secured search warrants for two vehicles and a home. All told that yielded between 250 and 350 stolen items including purses, credit cards, and check books. Police also located drug paraphernalia.