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January 28, 2014
Auto burglary leads to brief school lockdown

Hayden Wright

Hayden Wright

A Tooele man was arrested Monday morning after an alleged run from police that prompted a brief lockdown of West Elementary.

At 8:50 a.m., police were called to a report of a man possibly trying to break into a car in front of a house near 500 W. 500 South in Tooele, said Lt. Adrian Day of the Tooele City Police Department.

The neighbor who had called police got the owner of the vehicle, and the two confronted the man, who handed the owner a digital camera and a stun gun apparently taken from the car, according to a probable cause statement.

When officers arrived, the man was walking across West Elementary School grounds, and ran into a nearby neighborhood when he saw police, according to a probable cause statement. The man’s presence on school grounds and the ensuing foot pursuit lead school officials to lock down the school as a precaution.

The man, identified as Hayden Wright, 19, was caught five minutes later, Day said. The lockdown was also lifted shortly after it was issued. Wright was allegedly found with a tin case containing less than an ounce of marijuana, a glass pipe and a used syringe, according to a probable cause statement.

Wright was booked into the Tooele County Detention Center on charges of possession of an ounce or less of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; vehicle burglary; and two counts of failure to stop at an officer’s command.

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