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Police impersonation leads to man’s arrest

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Prosecutors charged a man with one felony and multiple misdemeanors Wednesday for allegedly wearing cop clothing while breaking into cars and for pretending to be an officer investigating a vehicle burglary when confronted.

The man, 18, was charged with burglary, a second-degree felony; three counts of vehicle burglary, a class A misdemeanor; two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, a class A misdemeanor; unlawful possession of burglary tools, a class B misdemeanor; impersonating a police officer, a class B misdemeanor; and criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor.

On March 4, a man was seen looking into vehicles with a flashlight near 8100 South and 700 East. The man wore a Salt Lake County Sheriff's deputy jacket that had a picture ID of someone who did not look like him. Sandy police placed him in custody, charges filed in 3rd District Court state.

The man burglarized several vehicles, including a sheriff's vehicle in Midvale.