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SLCPD Arrest Man After Burglarizing Downtown Business

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police officers safely arrested a 48-year-old man is who is accused of burglarizing a downtown sporting goods store.

This investigation started at approximately 12:33 a.m. on December 29, 2021, after a community member saw a man, later identified as Eric Prawitt, climb through a broken window of a business in the area of 700 East 100 South. The community member also reported hearing an audible alarm coming from the business.

SLCPD officers quickly arrived and surrounded the business. Officers observed Prawitt still inside and safely took him into custody.

Through the preliminary investigation, it is alleged Prawitt broke a window and entered the business where he remained unlawfully.

The total cost of damage to the business is still part of the ongoing investigation.

Officers booked Prawitt in the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of Burglary and Criminal Mischief.

Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

No other information about this incident can be released at this time.

Three photographs taken on scene as part of this investigation are being released.