The police have solved the mystery of the theft at the Donaldson candy store after the fire two weeks ago Sunday night [Dec. 13, 1903]. As a result Officer Tout who has been working on the case has placed under arrest Fred Mramer [sic] and George Mickleweight and is detaining at the station as a witness Samuel Goss. They will also place under arrest a youth named Bud Smith.
The Bramer boy resides in Stuarts Lane and the Mickleweight boy on Twenty-second street. The boys themselves are rather brazen in telling their stories.
It seems that their arrest first came about through the theft of a small express wagon from the George A. Lowe company yesterday [Dec. 21, 1903]. The express wagon was worth $7 and was stolen according to the admissions of the boys by Bramer, Mickleweight and Smith. The wagon was afterwards found in the yard at the residence of the Mickleweight boy.
The Goss boy states that a week ago Sunday [Dec. 13, 1903] these three boys and one named Otto Blair borrowed an axe from him. He says that on Monday morning [Dec. 14, 1903] they returned the axe and told him that they had broken open the candy store of Donaldson. Their case is being investigated.
Source: Ogden standard (Ogden, Utah). 33rd year, no. 305 (Dec. 22, 1903), p. 5, Three youthful prisoners at jail.