SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — Investigators say a tip from a convenience store clerk about a stolen doughnut led them to arrest a man accused of impersonating a police officer.
The tip came from a 7-Eleven Lehi, Utah on Sunday. According to an arrest report, police were told that a man wearing a "sheriff’s deputy" jacket had stolen a donut earlier in the day and left in a white Ford truck.
Lehi police looked at the surveillance video of the truck and then tracked it down to a nearby motel parking lot. Officers were told it belonged to 47-year-old Daniel Mark Wright, who was staying in a room at the motel.
“Officers knocked on the door and made contact with [Wright] as he opened the door and was asked to step outside. A female was also inside of the bedroom and was identified as Christian Olson. While the door was open, I observed the green Salt Lake County Sheriff’s jacket handing in the entry way closed,” a Lehi Police officer wrote in the arrest report.
Wright admitted he was at the 7-Eleven, but refused to answer any questions about the truck, which officers determined was stolen. Police arrested Wright for impersonation of an officer, receiving or transfer of a stolen vehicle, and theft.
Olson was arrested for receiving or transfer of a stolen vehicle.
Investigators have connected Olson and Wright to the arrest of Adalberto Ozeta, who was arrested over the weekend after a 60-mile pursuit across Salt Lake and Utah counties.
Arrest documents allege the trio is involved in "extensive criminal activity," including vehicle burglary, and vehicle theft. The arrest report also states Wright, Olson, and Ozeta are under federal racketeering investigation.
Individuals charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.