Man arrested for burglary in Bonneville County

Crime Watch

The following is a news release from the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office.

On Jan. 26 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a burglar alarm on the 1700 block of Bone Rd. Upon arrival, deputies located 41-year-old John W. Peppard of Idaho Falls and another adult female in a vehicle near an outbuilding. Peppard advised the deputies that he was stuck in the snow and had to break into the shop to borrow shovels to dig themselves out.

In checking the building, deputies found the alarm box had been destroyed along with a phone and evidence indicating someone had been siphoning gas from a snowmobile. When questioned about the damage, Peppard told deputies he was scared when he heard the alarm go off and just wanted to get his vehicle out and go home. Peppard also admitted to deputies that he attempted to take the siphoned gas for his vehicle as well as some antifreeze, but had no explanation as to why he didn’t just use the phone to call for help.

Peppard was placed under arrest and transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked for burglary. The female adult traveling with Peppard was given a ride home by deputies and any potential charges for her involvement are pending review by the Bonneville County Prosecutor’s Office.

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