Teenagers arrested for links to over 20 break-ins and thefts in Uintah County

(KUTV) – After a series of break-ins and thefts, Vernal and Uintah Counties law enforcement arrested Steven McCarrel and booked him into Uintah County Jail.

The 19-year-old is being held on multiple charges for his association with the crimes. Fees include theft, vehicle theft, and burglary. Additional charges will be filed shortly, according to Vernal City Police and the Uintah County Sheriff’s Office.

McCarrel is said to have committed seven business break-ins, six thefts, four vehicle thefts, three criminal mischief and one attempted business break, according to a press release.

McCarrel has been charged with the additional offenses.

The investigation into this string of break-ins and thefts began when Vernal Police received a report of a break-in, theft, and a car theft from Uintah Middle School, according to a press release.

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