Police: Man knocked out windows


A Wyoming man is in Moffat County Jail after police say he punched through store windows on Victory Way on Saturday night.

Erik Aaron Salzburg, 22, of Cheyenne, Wyo., faces two felony charges on suspicion of criminal mischief and criminal attempt. He also is charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief.

According to police reports, Salzburg broke windows at Jackson's Office Supply and Craig Sports on Saturday night. He also tried to break a window at American Family Insurance, police said.

Craig Police spokesman Capt. Jerry DeLong said that based on reports, it appears Salzburg broke the windows with his fist.

At the time of his arrest, Salzburg didn't appear to have injuries to his hands, DeLong said.

A resident reported seeing a man take a swing at a window and called police, DeLong said.

Salzburg was arrested without incident at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the City Market parking lot, DeLong said.

Alcohol may have been involved, DeLong said.

Craig Sports owner Joe Herod said Monday morning that he was glad to hear police arrested Salzburg.

The window broken at Craig Sports was the outer pane of a double-pane window, Herod said.

Herod said this isn't the first incident of vandalism at Craig Sports, 124 W. Victory Way.

A few weeks ago, someone threw a wine bottle at the store window, Herod said. But the bottle missed the window and shattered on the sidewalk.

Herod said he hopes whoever broke the window will be required to pay restitution to repair it. But that could take as long as a year, he said.

At Jackson's Office Supply, 106 W. Victory Way, the employees were surprised to see one of the store's higher windows broken.

Outside sales manager Deb--bie Gale said that because the window is so high, employees initially assumed it was broken with a rock.

"It looks like he maybe took a running jump," Gale said.

Brandon Johansson can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 213, or bjohansson@craigdailypress.com.

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