A Spanish Fork man was arrested Wednesday after police say he stole items from unlocked garages, carports and vehicles throughout Spanish Fork.

According to police records, multiple reports were made of thefts throughout Spanish Fork over the past month.

Richard Andrew Vogt, 36, was identified as a potential suspect in the thefts and was arrested on outstanding warrants in Salt Lake County.

Police reports state that Vogt admitted to stealing items from unlocked garages, carport and vehicles and pawning the items in the Salt Lake County area.

Police checked pawn records and found items that matched the items stolen in cases reported in Spanish Fork.

Police found five separate incidences where items stolen from garages were reportedly pawned by Vogt. They also found three other incidences where he reportedly pawned items stolen from driveways and a truck bed in Spanish Fork, according to police statements.

Vogt, who has prior felony theft convictions in the past 10 years, was arrested on suspicion of two counts of burglary, five counts of burglary of a dwelling, eight counts of theft, pattern of unlawful activity, money laundering and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute — all second- and third-degree felonies. He was also arrested on suspicion of seven counts of theft by deception, all class A misdemeanors.

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