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Suspects who burgled Wayne County post office, high school arrested

Suspects who burgled Wayne County post office, high school arrested. (Photo: MGN)

(KUTV) Two male suspects in police custody are believed to be responsible for the burglary of a post office and high school.

On the morning of Dec. 9, authorities were dispatched to an alleged burglary at Loa Post Office.

The investigation found evidence of forced entry. Numerous packages and boxes addressed to residents of Wayne County were stolen.

The following day, on Dec. 10, authorities were dispatched to another burglary -- at Wayne County High School in Bicknell.

Authorities determined that forced entry was made into the high school administration office and shop building, where multiple electronic devices and an assortment of tools were stolen.

Three suspects then fled the property, driving a dark-colored van pulling a single axle box utility trailer.

On Monday, Dec. 11, Iron County and Cedar City police officers and deputies assisted Wayne County Sheriff's Office in the apprehension of two male suspects believed to be involved in the theft and burglaries in Wayne County.

The suspects are currently being held in the Iron County Jail on an adult parole and probation 72 hour hold, pending formal charges.

On Tuesday, authorities located a utility trailer matching the description of the trailer involved in the high school burglary.

The owner of the trailer was contacted, and the trailer was determined to be stolen from the Loa area.

2News will continue to update this story as new information becomes available.

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