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Man recognizes burglar on surveillance video, persuades son to turn himself in – Ogden Standard

WOODS CROSS — A father watching a TV news program recognized his son as one of the people wanted in a computer store burglary, police say.

While the two were eating breakfast Friday morning, the father persuaded his son, Jeremy Blair, 26, of Kaysville, to turn himself in to the Davis County Sheriff’s Office, said Woods Cross Police Detective Adam Osoro.

Blair was booked into Davis County Jail on an unrelated warrant out of Clearfield Justice Court, a third-degree felony burglary and a third-degree felony criminal mischief.

The Davis County Attorney’s Office is reviewing the case for formal charges.

“A father was watching the morning news with his son and saw his son on TV in the surveillance tapes that we released,” Osoro said. “The dad is a really nice man.”

Osoro said Blair and an unidentified man drove to StarWest Computers, 1181 S. Redwood Road, Woods Cross, at 12:30 a.m. Monday in a dark-colored or black Audi A4. They broke the front windows, ran inside the store and took about $6,500 in computer equipment.

“It took less than three minutes,” he said.

Police responded to an alarm, but the two men were gone before officials arrived.

Dave Jones, vice president of StarWest Computers, said that “one of them wasn’t careful with his hoodie and (pulled back the hood),” so his face, both from the front and the side, showed up on the cameras.

This is the third time the computer store has been hit, Osoro said.

People, including thieves, really like computers, Jones said.

“They must be easy to sell,” he said.

After each burglary, the store upped its security, adding cables, latches, bolts, bars and, most recently, the surveillance cameras.

Osoro said he does not know why the two men chose this store.

“We’re still looking for the second suspect,” he said.

Osoro said Blair refused to talk to him at the jail and asked for an attorney.

The second man is described as white, in his mid-20s or early 30s, wearing blue jeans and a light-colored sweatshirt.

Anyone with information can call 801-451-4151.

Standard-Examiner reporter Michael McFall contributed to this article.

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