Payson Police Department officers arrested three local residents early Tuesday in a suspected theft from a city business.
According to a police report, an officer noticed a silver pickup truck backed up to Payson Diesel and running with its lights off. After the truck left the business, the officer initiated a traffic stop and made contact with the truck's three occupants — John Rebol, 25; Cody Martin, 27; and Kasidee Rhoades, 18.
Rhoades reportedly told the officer the three were taking some heavy scrap metal from the business. After a backup officer arrived on scene, the three occupants were questioned about what they were doing, and Martin reportedly said the business was a good place to get free scrap metal, as the owner leaves out the scrap he doesn't want and locks up what he wants to keep.
The owner of Payson Diesel was contacted and responded to the scene, and reportedly identified the parts as belonging to him, claiming they were valued at more than $9,000.
The officers' continued investigation also reportedly revealed a large motorized saw in the back of the truck, as well as heroin, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.
Rebol, who has an extensive criminal history, was arrested and booked into the Utah County Jail on suspicion of theft, a second-degree felony, and misdemeanor counts related to drug use and paraphernalia, and criminal trespass.
Martin, who is a convicted felon and is on probation, and Rhoades were arrested and booked into the jail on suspicion of a second-degree count of theft and misdemeanor criminal trespass.