No active threat after report of armed burglar at Cinema Court

Reporting party, one other arrested for drug-related charges

A Moab City Police officers walks through Cinema Court on March 28 during a response to a report of an armed burglary on the premise. Police said no evidence supported the claim of the report, and the reporting party was arrested on drug-related charges.
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Moab Police said there was no active threat to public safety after responding to a report of an armed burglary at Cinema Court Apartments during the afternoon of Thursday, March 28. The incident ended with the arrest of two suspects on drug-related charges.

Police arrested the reporting party Robert K. Buhecker, who they said was staying with his friend Jason Thomas Magann at Magann’s apartment in Cinema Court.

Police said Buhecker made the report during a period of “possible diminished mental capacity,” that “there was no evidence of the situation he described,” according to Assistant Chief of Police Bret Edge.

“There is no ongoing threat to the community,” Edge said, regarding the matter.

According to a police report, when officers entered Magann’s apartment after Buhecker’s report around 5 p.m., they did not find anyone in the apartment but did see meth and other drug paraphernalia sitting out in the open.

After obtaining a warrant to re-enter the apartment to search for drugs, police said they found bags full of paraphernalia, more than 20 grams of meth and a smaller amount of marijuana.

Buhecker told police that Magann’s two children regularly stayed with Magann at his apartment between once and twice a month and that his daughter had most recently stayed there with him for about a week during spring break.

Given the “open” presence of meth and drug paraphernalia in the apartment, according to their report, and the reported presence of minors in the apartment, police arrested both suspects on the charge of child endangerment.

The other charges against Buhecker and Magann are possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.