Two Salt Lake County men were charged Tuesday for an alleged burglary spree through Salt Lake City earlier this month that caused thousands of dollars worth of damage and deprived almost a dozen people from thousands of dollars more in stolen property.
Christopher James Peterson, 20, and Kelton Daniel Quinn, 19, are accused of breaking into a handful of vehicles in the Avenues area between Jan. 1 and Jan. 9 then topping it all off with the break-ins of a fraternity house, where Peterson had just been kicked out, and a school, where Quinn's father worked as the athletic director.
An affidavit filed Tuesday in 3rd District court alleges that the two men used a crowbar to break into the Judge Memorial Catholic High School, 650 S. 1100 East, in the early morning of Jan. 11, stealing a computer, drill, a calculator and causing more than $5,000 in damage overall. In that same night, Peterson allegedly sneaked into the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house, with Quinn waiting in a car, and nicked a stereo system, wiring and a surveillance camera from the house – but not before the camera he allegedly stole caught him on tape. Peterson is also accused of smashing the window of a vehicle parked outside of the fraternity and stealing a car stereo and snowboarding gear from inside, as well as a suitcase and golf clubs from the house's hallway.