ALPINE -- Sometime Sunday afternoon a burglar smashed a window in an Alpine home then absconded with some electronics. The home, it turns out, belongs to U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah.
According to Lone Peak Police Lt. Brian Gwilliams, the burglary occurred sometime before 3 p.m. A neighbor who was caring for Chaffetz's pets discovered the burglary and contacted police and the Chaffetz family. Gwilliams did not give specifics about what items were stolen or the value of the missing property.
Chaffetz said he and his family were at church when the incident happened. He praised law enforcement Monday morning, but said the incident left him feeling violated.
"Somebody violently smashed in our window," he said. "You can't help but feel violated."
Police do not believe the incident is politically motivated or connected to Chaffetz's position as a congressman. Gwilliams added that the home seems to have been targeted randomly and police are following leads. However, Chaffetz added that there was a large trailer with his name on it in the driveway.
Police have not released any information about potential suspects.