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Repeat offender/burglar/thief collared again following chase



A Roosevelt, Utah man has been arrested again. This time, after leading police on a chase in a stolen vehicle. 20 year old Galven Dewray Hackford is back in police custody and is facing many charges for various crimes.

Roosevelt Police began investigating a report of a stolen vehicle on Wednesday, December 30th, 2020. A white Dodge Ram pickup truck had been stolen in the afternoon just outside the owner’s business in Roosevelt. A few hours later the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Department located the vehicle. This resulted in a chase that ended in Myton where the vehicle was recovered. Hackford admitted he had taken the vehicle and was then transported to Uintah Basin Medical Center then later was booked into the Duchesne County Jail.

Hackford is already facing charges for several other crimes including theft, burglary, vehicle burglary and various drug charges after he was caught on video burglarizing A Little Bit Rustic Boutique in Roosevelt. He was collard for that crime by Roosevelt Police while he was in the process of committing several other crimes on November 20th when a different business owner called police to report that it appeared his business had been broken into and that someone was sitting in a vehicle outside the business.

Officers arrived on scene to find Hackford inside the vehicle. He had tools commonly used for burglaries and a transaction card belonging to the business as well as multiple keys to vehicles that belonged to the business. Three of the vehicles on the property had been opened and gone through, he also had a set of pliers with the initials of an empolyee who works for that business on them and several other pieces of evidence linking him to the business. He was found in possession of heroin, methamphetamine, and other drug paraphanelia. Police say Hackford had been living in his vehicle. The vehicle was impounded. At the time the arresting officer recommended that Hackford be held on a no bail order, however, according to court documents, Hackford was authorized to participate in the Pre Trial Monitoring program in which he signed an agreement with the Duchesne County Sheriff’s office to comply with certain terms for a release- including not purchasing, consuming or posessing any alcohol, not violating any other laws, and to complete a drug and alcohol assessment. Hackford’s cases have been bound over for trial.

Hackford then failed to appear for his arraignment on the 24th of December and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is in the custody of the Duchesen County Jail at this time. According to the warrant his pretrial program is revoked and his bail has been set at $5000 to cover all five cases he is involved in.

Story by Jennifer Oleen Rook

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