SALT LAKE CITY April 13, 2016 –The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) announced today that Jimmy Jack Olson (aka Olsen), has entered into a second degree felony plea deal for Criminal Enterprise and over $40,000 in restitution. The investigation and arrest were spearheaded by the Unified Police Department (UPD) and local law enforcement agencies. The criminal case and plea were handled by the OAG, halting Olson’s four-state crime spree involving sixty-two break-ins, vandalism and theft from vending machines in Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Idaho.
“We welcome and enjoy working with our sister agencies, across state and county lines. That kind of effective cooperation and sharing of resources makes Utahns safer,” said Attorney General Sean Reyes. “Thanks to the excellent coordination by UPD Detective Angie Hunter, our state and local law enforcement partners and the Utah Attorney General’s Justice Division and Special Investigations Unit, we were able to stop Olson’s serial crimes.”
“This case is one of many examples of our Law Enforcement Partners coming together to provide resources and expertise to solve a complex criminal problem,” said UPD Sheriff Jim Winder. “We would like to thank the OAG for their time and attention to this case making it possible to bring Mr. Olson to Justice. We are proud to have worked with so many brothers and sisters in Law Enforcement spanning across so many Law Enforcement Jurisdictions. This is a testament to the capabilities and dedication of our men and woman in blue coming together to make our communities safer.”
UPD Detective Angie Hunter stated “These cases could not have been solved and Olson would not have been stopped had it not been for the cooperation of so many different agencies. All law enforcement came together and it didn’t matter where the crimes took place or who the case manager was, we all wanted the same conclusion, and there were no boundaries between agencies. We all work together to improve the quality of life for our communities.”
The OAG prosecution team included Gregory Ferbrache and Janise Macanas of the Special Prosecutions Unit/Justice Division. The investigation was spearheaded by UPD with collaboration from the following police departments: American Fork, Cedar City, Centerville, Harrisville, Layton, Lehi, Lindon, Murray, North Ogden, Ogden, Orem, Price, Provo, Richfield, Riverdale, Roosevelt, Salt Lake City, Sandy, South Jordan, Spanish Fork, Springville, St. George, Sunset, Tooele, West Jordan, and West Valley