Teenagers arrested in break-in case

Craig youths allegedly found with stolen guns


Two Craig teenagers were arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglarizing Cashway Distributors and stealing several handguns valued at about $2,400.

Adam Koester, 19, and a 15-year-old men, were arrested and booked into Moffat County Jail early Sunday morning.

The suspects were arrested on charges including first-degree burglary, criminal mischief, theft, unlawfully carrying concealed weapons and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

As of Monday afternoon, the 14th Judicial District Attorney's Office had not yet charged Koester with the break-in. A court clerk couldn't confirm whether the 15-year-old had been charged.

Officers from the Craig Police Department were called to Cashway, located at Fourth and Ranney streets, at about 12:15 a.m. Monday.

A Craig resident reported that two men had broken through the store's glass doors and were seen running away from the building, police reported.

Police reported that Cpl. Corey Wagner spotted the two suspects walking near railroad tracks about two blocks west of the business.

The two suspects were found with five handguns allegedly taken from the store and a machete knife used to break into the store and display cases inside, police said. There was about $800 in damage.

Joshua Roberts can be reached at 824-7031, ext. 210, or jroberts@craigdailypress.com.

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