A Tooele man had his initial appearance in 3rd District Court on Monday after he allegedly burglarized the home of his girlfriend’s parents.
William Woodruff, 34, is charged with one count of burglary and two counts of theft, both second-degree felonies. He was also charged with one count of third-degree felony unlawful acquisition, possession or transfer of a financial card.
According to a probable cause statement from the Tooele City Police Department, Woodruff allegedly broke into the Tooele residence on April 15 and stole a safe with $6,000 in cash, a 2002 Toyota Camry, jewelry and credit cards.
The victim’s daughter said Woodruff had been to the residence multiple times and was familiar with the location of all of the valuables within the house.
Woodruff was later arrested on April 26 on an outstanding warrant and Tooele City police interviewed him about the burglary. During the interview, Woodruff admitted to breaking into the house through the back door and stealing all of the missing items, according to the probable cause statement.
Woodruff will next appear in 3rd District Court for a roll call hearing on May 19 at 9 a.m. He is being held in the Tooele County Detention Center on $15,000 bondable bail.