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Interagency police team arrests 2 for theft, recovers stolen property

Stolen items line the walls of the Price Police Department. The goods were discovered in Price and Helper.

A police search at a residence in Helper last Wednesday led to a second search in Price and the recovery of a cache of stolen property.

The property recovery and arrest of two suspects resulted from two months of investigation by police officers of Price and Helper, and agents of the Carbon Metro Drug Task Force, according to Price Police Capt. Bill Barnes. Security personnel from WalMart assisted in the investigation.

After serving a search warrant at Helper residence, police gathered evidence and obtained information that indicated additional stolen goods could be found at the Price residence. Officers and agents obtained consent to search at the Price residence and found the other stolen items.

In addition, an item of drug paraphernalia was located at the Helper residence, and drug paraphernalia and a small amount of personal use marijuana was located at the Price residence.

Barnes said the list of stolen items included: several TVs, including a 47" flatscreen; computers; printers; a Dyson vacuum cleaner; dishes; utensils; diapers; children's toys; DVD players; Xbox; bread maker; an artificial Christmas tree; and a blow up yard Christmas decoration set.

Two males suspects were booked into the Carbon County Jail.

Christopher Elias Ori, 35, of Helper, was charged with 10 counts of Felony Theft, Obstructing Justice, Conspiracy, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

Rorry D. Cripps, 29, Price, was charged with Felony Theft, Conspiracy, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.

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