OREM Orem police say a man stole items from his estranged wife's apartment.
The man, 29, was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of burglary.
Just after midnight on Sunday, Feb. 17, the woman called police after finding the lock on the front door appeared to have been kicked in, according to a 4th District Court affidavit.
No one was in the home near 1200 South and 50 East when police arrived, but the woman reported that her underwear and bras had been taken from the dresser drawers, her closet was empty of all clothing and all her jewelry was gone, according to the affidavit.
Some $2,500 of personal items was reported stolen. Damage from the break-in was estimated at $100.
Police said that a dry-erase board in the kitchen bore a note that read, "Sorry, but it seems only fair that you should learn to play nice."
The woman told officers she recognized the penmanship as her estranged husband's, according to the affidavit.
She told police that she and her husband had separated a month ago and that he had left after the couple argued, police said.
At 2 p.m. Sunday, officers arrested the man at a friend's home in Pleasant Grove. His truck was filled with his estranged wife's underwear and other valuables, police said.
The man "admitted that he was frustrated with" his wife and "crawled through the window, stole her property and then just changed the lock on the door to keep her from getting inside," police said. He "said he planned on giving the property back later, but just wanted to make (his wife) upset," according to the affidavit.
The man's cash bail was set at $5,000.