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Traffic stop leads to "treasure trove" of stolen property

Joey Sisenros, 30, was arrested Friday in connection with a rash of Helper burglaries.
Cara Boucher, 24, as she is booked into the Carbon County Jail.

Sun Advocate reporter

Following a traffic stop Friday in Helper, local police arrested two individuals for their involvement in a rash of burglaries.

The events that led to the arrest of Joey Sisenros, 30 and Cara Boucher, 24, in connection to a slew of home invasions began when they were pulled over. According to Helper Police Chief Trent Anderson,

Officer Donna Archuleta, stopped the pair at 1st North and 3rd Avenue and "through solid police work, was able to quickly identify items in the vehicle as possibly stolen from these burglaries."

The discovery led police to a "treasure trove" of additional evidence as a search was conducted on one of the subject's 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.

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