Fremont County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an Island Park man Wednesday for burglarizing at least four homes.
Clinton Johnson, 54, was booked into the Fremont County Jail and charged with four counts of burglary, grand theft of a firearm and altering a serial number on an item.
Deputy Jeff Davis said deputies investigated the burglaries of two homes near Henry’s Fork of the Snake River within the last six months. When they contacted Johnson at his Henry’s Fork home, Davis said they found the stolen items and arrested him.
Johnson admitted to burglarizing two more homes in the area, Davis said.
Deputies refused to say what items were stolen or
the combined value of the items. Davis said that in the two reported burglaries, Johnson allegedly broke into one home and entered another through an unlocked door.
Deputies were not aware of the other two burglaries until Johnson was questioned, Davis said.
The investigation of Johnson is continuing, Davis said. And the Fremont County Sheriff’s Office encouraged everyone to report past break-ins.
Johnson remained in custody Friday with bond set at $50,000.
Burglary is punishable by up to 10 years in prison per count. Grand theft is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Altering a serial number is punishable by up to five years in prison.
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