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Volume 6, Number 42 - January 11, 2007
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Two charged in snowmachine burglary

by Janet Montgomery

Two Rock Springs men were arrested last week for burglary and accessory before the fact to burglary for their alleged involvement in a Dec. 30 theft of snowmobile parts.

According to a release from the Sublette County Sheriff’s Office, Deputy Logan Gehlhausen responded to a theft complaint at the Lodge at Pinedale at about 8 a.m. on Dec. 30.

The release noted that the SCSO had received a report that someone had broken into an enclosed snowmobile trailer and stolen parts off of a snowmobile while the trailer was in the parking lot overnight at the hotel.

Sheriff’s Office officials noted that this incident was not linked to the Dec. 16 incident in which two snowmachines had been taken from an enclosed snowmachine trailer at the Upper Hoback Ranches parking area.

According to the release, deputies Gehlhausen and Shane Templar, having obtained vehicle information and description for the drivers from an investigative lead, saw a vehicle matching that description and made contact with owner in front of the Sinclair in Pinedale.

After interviews were concluded, Tyler L. Carr, 21, was arrest for accessory and Richard A. Kaumo, 21, was arrested for burglary, according to the release.

Both men are set for initial appearances in the Sublette County Circuit Court on Jan. 11.

According to an affidavit by Sublette County Investigator Jamie Schmidt, Carr allegedly admitted his involvement in the burglary of snowmobile parts, and that he allegedly said that he assisted Kaumo and another person, Miles Searle, in taking the part by standing as the apparent “lookout.”

In an interview with Kaumo regarding his involvement in the alleged burglary, the Rock Springs man alleged a similar account of the incident to what Carr had given, according to court documents.

Charges were filed in the Circuit Court on Jan. 4 against Carr and Kaumo with bond set at $5,000 for each.

According to the Sublette County Attorney’s office, charges have not yet been filed against Searle in the matter.

Burglary is a felony offense that carries a maximum sentence of no more than 10 years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both.

Accessory before the face to the crime of burglary is also a felony with a maximum 10-year sentence, $10,000 fine, or both.

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