Title 77 - Utah Code of Criminal Procedure - Chapter 7 - Arrest, by Whom, and How Made - Section 12 - Detaining persons suspected of shoplifting or library theft -- Persons authorized.

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77-7-12 Detaining persons suspected of shoplifting or library theft -- Persons authorized. (1) A peace officer, merchant, or merchant's employee, servant, or agent who has reasonable

grounds to believe that goods held or displayed for sale by the merchant have been taken by a person with intent to steal may, for the purpose of investigating the unlawful act and attempting to effect a recovery of the goods, detain the person in a reasonable manner for a reasonable length of time.

(2) A peace officer or employee of a library may detain a person for the purposes and under the limits of Subsection (1) if there are reasonable grounds to believe the person violated Title 76, Chapter 6, Part 8, Library Theft.

Amended by Chapter 245, 1987 General Session