Police arrest man suspected of burglarizing pharmacy

Hurricane City Police, stock image | Photo by Kimberly Scott, St. George News

HURRICANE – A 24-year-old man suspected of burglarizing a pharmacy last month was arrested Saturday after police encountered him in a separate incident.

Hurricane City Police were dispatched to the Hurricane Family Pharmacy located at 25 N. 2000 West on Oct. 24 in response to a business alarm, according to a press release issued by Hurricane City Police Department Saturday evening.

Caleb Comstock, of Hurricane, bookings photo form Nov. 5, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News
Caleb Comstock, of Hurricane, bookings photo form Nov. 5, 2016 | Photo courtesy of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

When officers arrived they discovered one of the pharmacy’s windows had been broken. No suspects were found inside as police searched the building.

Investigators checked the pharmacy’s security camera and observed a man with what appeared to be a black Labrador dog enter the business. The man subsequently took medications from the pharmacy and fled the scene, according to the press release.

In a separate incident Saturday, Washington City Police encountered 24-year-old Caleb Comstock of Hurricane while he was walking with a black dog.

Hurricane City Police became aware of the encounter and sent investigators to the scene where they spoke with Comstock. According to the press release, the suspect gave police consent to search his belongings.

Officers found items confirmed to be from the Hurricane Family Pharmacy, along with suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

Comstock was arrested and booked in the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility on charges related to criminal mischief, drug possession and paraphernalia, burglary, theft and receiving stolen property.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @STGnews

Copyright St. George News, SaintGeorgeUtah.com LLC, 2016, all rights reserved.


Free News Delivery by Email

Would you like to have the day's news stories delivered right to your inbox every evening? Enter your email below to start!


  • hiker75 November 6, 2016 at 7:12 am

    What about the dog?

  • .... November 6, 2016 at 8:37 am

    The dog is being held as a material witness for the prosecution and is being kept in an undisclosed location after identifying his owner in a police line up as the perpetrator and placing him at the scene of the crime.

    • Real Life November 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      Try again, when you come down. You are all over the place Dumpster.

      • .... November 6, 2016 at 6:44 pm

        I agree with your comment 100% . you are all over the place ! you said it !

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.