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Former employee arrested on suspicion of stealing power tools from Olympic Park

Posted at 9:23 AM, Nov 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-02 11:23:34-05

PARK CITY, Utah — Deputies with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a man suspected of stealing items from a maintenance shed at Olympic Park.

Officers were dispatched to the area around 8:00 p.m. Sunday on a report of a theft in progress.

When they arrived, the suspect - later identified as 31-year-old Michael Lane Sheehan - was seen dropping multiple power tools and running off, according to a probable cause statement.

Officers interviewed Eric Ladamus who witnessed Sheehan in the shop.

Ladamus and Sheehan had worked together but Sheehan had been fired in January.

Deputies found Sheehan’s car parked outside the Olympic Park gate.

Sheehan later came down off the mountain and would not speak to officers.

He was arrested on suspicion of third degree felony burglary by entering a building unlawfully to commit a theft of tools, which were described as Dewalt power tools with a total cost of over $500 but less than $1,500.

Sheehan is also facing charges on suspicion of criminal trespassing.