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Man faces charges for allegedly burglarizing vehicles in Kaysville, Layton

Police: Man faces charges for burglarizing vehicles in Kaysville, Layton. (Photo courtesy of Utah Department of Corrections)

(KUTV) — A 25-year-old man is being charged for burglarizing vehicles and stealing property in Kaysville and Layton throughout July and September 2017.

A house in Kaysville was burglarized on July 15, 2017. Authorities found that wire had been cut from multiple locations in the home.

On September 16, 2017, vehicles parked in the same area of Kaysville were burglarized. According to court documents, three different vehicles were parked at a residence. Multiple items were stolen from inside all three vehicles.

Five days later, on the 21st, vehicles at resident's homes were again burglarized. Court documents state that a handgun, iPod, knife and speaker were stolen from the vehicles.

Similar burglaries occurred on Sep. 24, 25 and 26 in Layton and Kaysville.

A male suspect, identified as Benjamin Keister, was arrested on Sep. 26, 2017 while committing a separate offense, according to court documents.

While searching Keister, police found multiple items that did not belong to him. Court documents say police found a laptop, impact drill and pliers that belonged to one burglary victim. Keister was also wearing a stolen leather jacket stolen from a victim on Sep. 16.

Authorities searched Keister's residence and found wire that was the same kind of wire stolen from the home in July 2017. Police also found the stolen handgun, iPod, tuner and other stolen items of property, according to court documents.

Keister faces 28 charges, 13 of which are for vehicle burglary, a class A misdemeanor. He is also being charged with 14 counts of theft and one count of burglary, all of which are third degree felonies.

Keister is currently in prison for unrelated charges.

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