Stolen Gun Found in Rental Car Leads to Arrest and Weapons Cache

A gun left in a rental car led police in Layton, Utah, to a cache of stolen weapons and property on Aug. 25, according to The Salt Lake Tribune.

The investigation began on Aug. 22 after car rental employees found the gun in the vehicle and called police, Layton police Sgt. Shawn Horton told the newspaper. Officers discovered the gun was stolen and traced it to a 31-year-old friend of the woman who had rented the car.

Police searched the man's home and found eight guns, including one that appeared to be a .22 lever-action rifle given to Division of Wildlife Services employees as a retirement gift.

Police also found rifle and handgun ammunition, as well as other stolen property, including a boat motor, power tools and a power washer.

The man was arrested Aug. 24 on theft and weapons possession charges.

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Max. 10000 characters)  
Please leave blank:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Newsletter: Sign up to receive latest news, articles, and much more.

Read the latest

Auto Focus Blog: A blog covering fleets, auto rental and the business of cars

Autonomous Vehicles and the Changing Role of the Fleet Manager

With fewer drivers and substantially longer fleet lifecycles, fleet managers will pivot to new job functions.

2017: Fleet Mix Will Be Paramount

Car rental companies are migrating to vehicle segments with better residual values, though not without bumps in the road.

Auto Rental Summit: Five Trend Lines

Taking in the seminars, discussions, and networking at the 2016 Auto Rental Summit, trend lines emerged around shifts in model mix, data protection issues, increasing labor costs, workforce engagement, and new platforms to rent cars.

Job Finder: Access Top Talent. Fill Key Positions.