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The Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix
An Ogden family got a rude awakening just before 2 a.m. Tuesday when three men with sawed-off shotguns and a handgun knocked in their backdoor with a sledgehammer and demanded drugs, guns and cash.
Ogden Lt. Scott Sangberg said the men broke in to the home near on the 100 block of Patterson Avenue and identified themselves as police officers. Two of the men went downstairs and one went upstairs, Sangberg said.
Someone called police during the break-in. Officers arrived to find nothing had been stolen and no one in the house was injured.
Police said the three men ran out the back door and headed south. Officers set up a perimeter in the area. One officer noticed a car leaving down an alley just south of the house with its lights off. The officer followed the car to the 3100 block of Lincoln Avenue, Sangberg said.
The officer stopped the car and found the driver was wearing the same clothes as the intruders — a black hooded sweatshirt, a blue bandana and mechanics gloves. Sangberg said there was also a sawed-off shotgun along with drugs and paraphernalia inside the car.
The driver was booked on suspicion of 11 charges, including aggravated burglary, possession of an illegally altered weapon, impersonating a police officer and driving without headlights.
The other two men got away; police have not been able to find them, Sangberg said.
There was an innocent family residing inside the home during the break-in.
Sangberg said it appeared their home was a former drug house, but the dealers had since moved out.
Said Sangberg: “The family was living in perhaps the right house, but at the wrong time.”