Malory Jacobs. SGPD Photo
Robert Wharton. SGPD Photo
(ST. GEORGE, Utah) – St George Police officers responded to a suspicious vehicle/person call in the area of Bloomington Hills Drive near the St George Golf Club. A worker in the area reported seeing a vehicle driving very slow near a maintenance shed. An individual who was dressed all in black was also seen walking in the area. Officers were able to locate a vehicle matching the description and make contact with a female driver identified as 19 year old Malory Jacobs. An investigation revealed that the vehicle was full of suspected stolen property. During the investigation contact was made with a male individual in the area who matched the description given to officers. This male was identified as 34 year old Robert Wharton. It was discovered that Robert is the registered owner of the vehicle in question and associated with the Malory Jacobs. All the property inside the vehicle was identified as having been stolen during the past week. Property that was recovered includes but not limited to televisions, power tool, golf clubs, camping gear, compressors. The property recovered is valued at approximately 15 to 20 thousand dollars. Investigators were able to release the majority of the property back to the owners. St George Police Investigators were able to associate Malory and Jacob with at least 10 related burglary cases in the St George area. In addition to the stolen property suspected methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, and burglary tools were located inside the vehicle. Both were booked into the Washington Coutny Jail and charged with multiple accounts of receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.