More stolen gear found in Craig

Law enforcement officials say it matches an item missing since July


A piece of equipment found in a parking lot in Craig matches one of a number of stolen items that officials from Craig Police and Moffat County Sheriff's Office have been seeking since July.

Craig police took the call that a line locator, a piece of equipment that detects the placement of underground power lines, was found Dec. 15 in the parking lot of Craig's Hurricane Car Wash.

Moffat County Sheriff's Investigator K.C. Hume said "miscellaneous equipment" from businesses in northern Moffat County and areas near Baggs, Wyo., has been reported missing.

A search of a Baggs man's home late last month uncovered about 50 items that had been reported stolen in Moffat County including items from the Moffat County Road and Bridge Department and Hiawatha Oil Camp, police said.

Kelly Pitt, 27, of Baggs is being held in the Carbon County Jail in Rawlins, Wyo., on traffic and drug charges.

The items were found after a search of Pitt's former residence. The burglaries netted items worth more than $20,000.

Hume said that Pitt would face charges in Moffat County after he is released in Wyoming.

Hume said more people might be connected with outstanding stolen goods that are estimated to be worth several thousands of dollars.

"There may be other individuals associated with stolen goods in northern Moffat County," he said.

The search of Pitt's former residence, 430 Hummingbird Lane, in Baggs netted items that had been reported stolen from the county road department such as generators, pumps, welding torches and tools.

The search also produced two computers and a cordless drill -- matching items that were stolen from Hiawatha Oil Camp off Moffat County Road 4, police said.

A Moffat County Road and Bridge employee who did not want to be identified noticed a "suspicious" vehicle on Colorado Highway 13 during an early morning shift Nov. 29.

Police traced the license plate numbers back to Pitt's former residence.

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