Man accused of breaking into neighbor's apartment


Police arrested a Craig man on felony burglary charges last week after his neighbor said he broke into her apartment and stole a dartboard.

Michael E. Vail, 21, is charged with felony second-degree burglary, misdemeanor theft from a building and felony possession of burglary tools.

Vail's neighbor called police last week and said her electronic dartboard had been taken from her apartment and was at Vail's apartment, said Craig Police Department spokesman Lt. John Forgay.

The neighbor also told police that some of her possessions had been ransacked, Forgay said.

The neighbor told police that Vail had played on the dartboard at her home before, Forgay said.

When police asked Vail about the dartboard, he said he had permission to take the dartboard to his apartment, Forgay said.

The neighbor told police that she had lost her key recently, Forgay said.

When police arrested Vail, he had a key to the neighbor's apartment, Forgay said.

Vail is charged with felonies because any burglary charge is a felony, Forgay said.

The possession of burglary tools stems from Vail having a key to the neighbor's apartment, Forgay said.

Police arrested Vail at his home on Sixth Street on Thursday night.

He is in Moffat County Jail on $20,000 bail.

Vail was arrested on charges of felony menacing assault with a weapon last month after a dispute at Safeway.

Forgay said that in the assault case, a motorist said Vail pointed a gun at them after a traffic dispute in the parking lot.

Police found a toy gun in Vail's possession after that incident, Forgay said, but no real guns.

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