WASHINGTON CITY — Police on Saturday arrested a Hurricane man who they say stole drugs from a local pharmacy on Oct. 24.
Caleb Comstock, 24, came into contact with police on an unrelated incident in Washington City when a Hurricane officer recognized him from surveillance footage taken last month during a theft at Hurricane Family Pharmacy, 25 N. 2000 West, police reported.
On the day the pharmacy was robbed, officers responded to an alarm and found a broken window into the business. No suspects were inside when they arrived. According to security footage, the suspect entered the pharmacy walking a black lab while he stole medications.
Saturday, Comstock was walking a black dog when he came in contact with police.
Investigators were called to the scene, spoke with Comstock and received consent to search his belongings, police reported.
Officers say then located current prescriptions for Comstock filled through Hurricane Family Pharmacy, other drug paraphernalia and marijuana. Officers say they also found an identifiable prescription bottle that came from the Hurricane pharmacy.
Police said Comstock was booked into Purgatory Correction facility for criminal mischief, drug possession of a Schedule 4 drug, possession of marijuana, burglary of a businesses, theft by receiving stolen property under $500 and drug paraphernalia.