January 3, 2020
RE: Deputies apprehend intoxicated man during burglary attempt
At approximately 2:40am this morning, a Bonneville County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle driving with its lights off pull into a residence near 17th S. and 35th W. The Deputy observed a male attempting to enter vehicles on the property and a barn located past the main residence and fled on foot when the Deputy called out to him. While other Officers were in route the Deputy noticed the man’s vehicle contained several tools and items piled inside that were later found to be stolen from other locations earlier in the night.
As Deputies cleared the buildings and followed tracks in the snow, the man was located running in a nearby canal by Deputies and taken into custody. The man was identified as 27 year old Manuel D. Quintero of Idaho Falls and showed signs of intoxication.
While talking to Quintero he admitted to Deputies he had been drinking and hoped to walk home and avoid being caught. Quintero also admitted to Deputies he had taken some of the property in the vehicle from another residence in the area.
Quintero was transported to the Bonneville County Jail where he was booked on Felony charges of 3rd Offense Driving Under the Influence, Burglary, and 2 counts of Attempted Burglary, along with a Misdemeanor charge of Resisting and Obstructing.
Deputies are continuing to investigate and return stolen items seized from Quintero’s vehicle.