Traffic stop leads to arrest of duo suspected of Helper burglaries, property recovered
A routine traffic stop in Helper Friday started a sequence of events that led to the arrest of two suspects for their alleged involvement in a spate of local burglaries.
Helper Police Chief Trent Anderson reported that Joey Sisenros, 30 and Cara Boucher, 24, were pulled over near 1st North and 3rd Avenue by officer Donna Archuleta. "Through solid police work, she was able to quickly identify items in the vehicle as possibly stolen from these burglaries," the chief said.
Archuleta's identification of the property initially led Helper Police to another unreported home burglary in a string of crimes the city police had been investigating throughout the week.
This discovery led police to a "treasure trove" of additional evidence as a search was conducted on one of the suspects' homes revealing thousands of dollars in jewelry, tools, firearms and family heirlooms, all related to the recent home invasions.
The search was conducted by Price Police, the Carbon Metro Drug Task Force and the Utah Highway Patrol in addition to Helper officers.
Both Sisenros and Boucher were booked into the Carbon County Jail on four counts of burglary as well as several other charges.
"These crimes have been obviously devastating to the home owners," said Anderson. "It is suspected that drugs played a major role in the motive for these burglaries."
Anderson asked that all residents immediately report any suspicious activities to their local law enforcement jurisdiction.
"Also, please take time to photograph and document any of your possessions, to include serial numbers, in the event you ever become the victim of theft or damage," he said.