PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
September 8, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Arrests Man in Stolen Vehicle During Proactive Patrol
SALT LAKE CITY — Overnight, officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department arrested a 23-year-old man accused of being in possession of a stolen vehicle.
This investigation started at 11:37 p.m. on September 7, 2022, when patrol officers spotted a stolen vehicle driving around 150 South 5600 West. A short time later, a SLCPD sergeant, while on a focused-area patrol, found the SUV stopped in a business parking lot near 5600 West Amelia Earhart Drive.
This area of West Amelia Earhart Drive is a focus-area for the Salt Lake City Police Department after SLCPD crime analysts detected a recent increase in catalytic converter thefts and other property-related crimes.
As part of the SLCPD’s ongoing Stratified Policing approach to proactively reduce crime, SLCPD crime analysts work to identify “crime clusters.” Once identified, officers, sergeants and Watch Commanders work collaboratively to reduce crimes in areas repeatedly victimized.
Officers tried talking with the driver, however, he tried to get away. The attempt to flee was unsuccessful and officers took Kaydin Andreason, 23, into custody without further incident.
During the investigation, officers discovered the stolen SUV’s catalytic converter had been cut off. Officers found it inside the SUV.
Officers transported Andreason to the Salt Lake County Metro Jail where he was booked on charges of Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Theft, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Burglary Tools.
Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
No photos from the scene are available.
The Salt Lake City Police Department is not the custodian of record for jail booking photos. Utah Code 17-22-30 mostly prohibits the release of jail booking photos. Generally, a jail booking photo can only be released by the custodian of record after a conviction or when law enforcement determines the person is a fugitive or an imminent threat to a person or public safety. In Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is the custodian of record for jail booking photos.