WEST VALLEY POLICE HAVE BUSTED ONE OF THE BIGGEST BURGLARY RINGS TO EVER OPERATE IN THE CITY.

DEPUTY CHIEF MIKE POWELL SAYS, A HALF-DOZEN SUSPECTS ARE BELIEVED RESPONSIBLE FOR FIFTY OR MORE HOME BREAK-INS.

THE SIX MALE SUSPECTS -- AGES 15 TO 27 -- NEVER CONFRONTED ANY HOMEOWNERS. INSTEAD, POLICE SAY THEY ONLY BROKE INTO HOUSES WHERE EVERYONE WAS AWAY...NORMALLY DURING DAYTIME HOURS.

POLICE BELIEVE THEY SOLD THE ITEMS -- NORMALLY JEWELRY, ELECTRONICS AND GUNS --TO FEED THEIR DRUG HABITS.

THE SUSPECTS ARE NOW IN THE SALT LAKE COUNTY JAIL... AND A JUVENILE DETENTION FACILITY.