Brian Head Ski Resort employee arrested for burglary

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BRIAN HEAD – A Brian Head Ski Resort employee was arrested early Sunday morning for burglary and theft from the Navajo Lodge thanks to a tip from a passerby out for a late-night walk on the trail.

The call came in at about 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Brian Head Marshal’s Office Deputy Jared Burton said. His shift was over at the time, he said, so he called another deputy to the scene.

When the deputy arrived, Burton said, a door to one of the rooms at the Navajo Lodge was gaping open.

The man who called the incident in said he watched a man walk out of the room carrying a box television, Burton said, and then put it into his car and drive away, leaving the door open.

The witness said he stopped and watched because he knew the building should have been empty at that hour of the night, Burton said.

The witness was able to describe the getaway vehicle in great detail, Burton said, which allowed the deputy to coordinate with an officer from Parowan Police Department to cut the alleged thief off at the pass.

Shelby Taylor Clark, Iron County Jail, Cedar City, Utah, September 13, 2015 | Courtesy of Iron County Bookings, St. George News
Shelby Taylor Clark, of Cedar City, Utah, booking photo posted Sept. 13, 2015 | Photo courtesy of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

When the man, identified as 26-year-old Shelby Taylor Clark, of Cedar City, was pulled over by Parowan Police, Burton said, he presented the officer with keys and told him was an employee of the lodge and had borrowed the television from his work.

The officer took Clark back to the room at the Navajo Lodge where the television had been taken, Burton said, and found that the unit had been ripped away from the wall causing damage. Clark was arrested on the spot.

Clark was charged with third-degree felony burglary and class A misdemeanor theft, Burton said.

Though Clark had keys to enter the room, Burton said, he had no right to enter the premises when he was off the clock without the express permission of the lodge owners. Because he did, the charge of burglary is relevant to the alleged crime.

“It wouldn’t have been,” he said, “except for he was not on Brian Head Resorts’ time clock.”

Clark was remanded to the custody of the Iron County Jail at 2:20 a.m. Sunday morning. His bail pending trial stands at $5,000. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, Clark was still in custody.

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8 Comments

  • noseitall September 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    Someone steals a TV and you think that’s news worthy,, I saw someone talk to much last week , ,,,,,report it…

    • fun bag September 13, 2015 at 8:05 pm

      Funny thing about utah, If you’re a plig you can sexually abuse little kids for years or even decades and get off scot-free, but if ur a non-mormon and steal a tv then ur goin’ to prison for a good long time…

      • Scorch September 13, 2015 at 9:07 pm

        Fun bag, I’ve taken notice of a few of your posts, You should really mix in some reality to your train of thought.
        @Noseitall- Agreed that this is barely news worthy. Must be a slow day.

      • NotSoFast September 13, 2015 at 9:32 pm

        Possible good news for you Fun Bag. If your ever called for jury duty , and they take one look at your bias postings, your off the jury pool roster of possible fair & balanced citizens.

        • ladybugavenger September 14, 2015 at 12:23 pm

          You got it k wrong, they will keep him on the jury. Even the defense attorney will keep him because of his bias because of his honesty.. Many bias jurors have served on a jury.

        • fun bag September 15, 2015 at 8:58 pm

          my biases are mostly based on fact and less on religious delusion..works better that way 🙂

  • Dexter September 13, 2015 at 10:18 pm

    I saw a cat and a dog playing together. heck that sounds like news to me.

  • sagemoon September 14, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Idiot. Now he has no tv and no job.

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