Man charged with burglaries

Craig resident arrested in connection with five auto store break-ins, forgery

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Frederick Charles Weise III, 20, of Craig was arrested Friday in connection with the May burglaries of TNT Custom Body and Paint, Mountain Meats, Ken Meyer Auto Body, Eaton's Auto Service and a residence in Craig. Weise has been charged with second-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary, forgery, theft and criminal mischief.

A warrant was issued on Thursday in connection the burglaries, and on Friday Weise was arrested.

He was in the courthouse Friday morning, where he was taken into custody by the Moffat County Sheriff's Department. Chuck Warner, chief inspector for the Moffat County Sheriff's Department, made the arrest.

Second-degree burglary and theft are Class IV felonies, forgery is a Class V felony, conspiracy to commit second-degree burglary is a Class VI felony, and criminal mischief is a Class II misdemeanor.

Weise was held at Moffat County jail on $10,000 bond, which he paid. He is due to appear in court on June 19.

"We expect that multiple counts of these charges will be filed against Mr. Weise by the District Attorney's office," said Detective Sgt. Henry Stoffel of the Craig Police Department. "Right now, we believe he acted on his own."

Stoffel was the lead investigator in the burglary cases.

"Between myself and other officers, we put in 50 hours to investigate these cases," Stoffel said. "The investigation is still ongoing."

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