Salt Lake City Police Department
Salt Lake police announced on Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, they were looking for a man they identified as Benjamin Bandfield, 26, in connection with a break-in at the Salt Lake City Justice Court. Anyone with information is asked to call 801-799-3000

SALT LAKE CITY — Employees at the Salt Lake City Justice Court arrived at work Monday morning to discover someone had broken into the building.

Two lobby areas, one on the first floor and one on the second floor, were vandalized sometime over the weekend, according to Salt Lake police. Detective Jess Perea said office furniture, ceiling tiles and ceiling lights were damaged.

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No vital court data or equipment was touched, he said. Investigators were still determining Monday if anything was stolen from the building, and were trying to determine how and when the person got in.

After reviewing video from security surveillance cameras, police said investigators were looking for a man in connection with the break in. They released a security image of a dark-haired man with glasses and announced they were looking for Benjamin Bandfield, 26.

By 10 a.m. the justice court had reopened for business. Anyone with information is asked to call Salt Lake police at 801-799-3000.