Kristin Murphy, Kristin Murphy, Deseret News
Jason Chaffetz announces he will not run for office in the U.S. Senate at the Hinckley Institute of Politics in Salt Lake City on Monday, August 22, 2011. He believes he can do more good in the U.S. House of Representatives and will seek re-election.

ALPINE — Police are investigating a burglary at the home of Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.

Officers were called to the congressman's Alpine home around 3 p.m. when a neighbor who was caring for the family's pets noticed a glass door in the back of the home had been shattered, Lone Peak Police Lt. Brian Gwilliam said. It was clear that items had been removed from the home.

Gwilliam said there were specific items missing, including electronics. Police would not elaborate but reported that the value of the missing items was enough to constitute felony charges.

There are no suspects at this time, though Gwilliam said police are following up on several leads.

It is believed the home was burglarized between 11:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

"It looks like it was just a random act at this point," Gwilliam said. "Of course, it being a congressman, we want to pay attention to if he was a target specifically. But we don't believe that was the case."

A voicemail message left with the congressman was not immediately returned Monday.

Emiley Morgan

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