Salt Lake County sheriff's detectives sorted through a large room full of property believed stolen by a man arrested last month following a burglary in Holladay.
Detectives say they should be able to clear at least 100 burglaries as a result of the arrest of Dean James Christensen, 35, who has been charged with the June 27 burglary of a house on Crestview Drive.Deputies were called to the home about 3:30 a.m. after someone reported a burglary in progress, said Capt. Bob Jack. They approached a man, and he fled. A K-9 dog attacked the man after he shocked the animal with a stun gun.
Christensen was treated for a neck wound, then booked into the county jail. He has since been charged with aggravated burglary and assault on a police officer, according to 3rd Circuit Court records.
Following his arrest, detectives, with the help of informants, located a residence and storage shed in Davis County that contained numerous items believed to have been stolen.
This week, detectives found a Salt Lake County residence that also contained stolen property.
The property, which could exceed $100,000 in value, includes everything from stamps and coins to stereos and guns.
Jack suggested that burglary victims, rather than telephone the sheriff's office, allow detectives to sort through the items and determine who the property belongs to.