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Two men take guns, tools — and a nap — during Brigham City burglary, police say

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SALT LAKE CITY — Police have arrested two men who they say committed a long burglary in Brigham City, even taking the time to take a nap in the owner’s bed before stealing more items.

Eric Lee Dawson, 24, and Chandler Luke White, 24, of Ogden, were each arrested Sunday for investigation of two counts of burglary, three counts of vehicle burglary, three counts of criminal mischief, theft of a firearm and three counts of theft.

Brigham City police were called Sunday to a report of a burglary at a property that included both a commercial RV business and the home of the business owner.

The air conditioning unit of one of the property owner’s trailers was removed by the two men, allowing them to get inside, according to a police booking affidavit.

“The suspects rummaged through the house and got into his office and file cabinet. Then they took numerous titles to different vehicles he owned,” the affidavit states.

The two then broke into a camper trailer next to the home and not only “rummaged” through it, but also “appeared to have slept in it,” according to the affidavit.

The men then broke into the property owner’s shop by prying open a commercial metal door, police say.

“Inside the shop they took numerous hand tools, power tools and four 5-gallon metal gas cans, which had been full of fuel,” the affidavit states. Harley Davidson motorcycle parts and parts to a toy train set were also taken.

“They also took 10 firearms from inside the master bedroom, several handguns, rifles and shotguns, which had been on the ground between the bed and closet,” police wrote.


Eric Dawson

Box Elder County Jail


Chandler Luke White

Box Elder County Jail