Craig man suspect in multiple thefts |

Craig man suspect in multiple thefts

Patrick Kelly

The Moffat County Sheriff’s Office concluded an investigation into multiple thefts across two counties on Tuesday.

Investigator Gary Nichols said the report will be sent to the 14th Judicial District Attorney’s Office to determine how the suspect is charged.

“That should land in the (district attorney’s) office (Wednesday) for review and disposition on charging,” he said.

The suspect Jason Tracy, 37, of Craig, is currently in custody at Moffat County Jail on a parole hold and charges of alleged menacing and retaliating against a witness.

Nichols said Tracy is suspected of stealing property on seven occasions from eight individuals in Moffat and Mesa counties.

“It’s a rather lengthy report,” said Nichols. “There’s several victims and there’s a lot of property recovered so it’s a rather complex investigation.”

Totaling just under $25,000 worth of property, the stolen goods included four all-terrain vehicles, a motorcycle, a camp trailer, numerous guns, tools and fence posts.

No charges in relation to the thefts have been brought against Tracy as of Tuesday afternoon.

The investigation began on July 6 after sheriff’s deputies looking to bring Tracy in on a parole violation noticed an ATV matching the description of property previously reported stolen. Upon running the vehicle inspection number, the ATV was confirmed stolen.

Search warrants for a residence in the 1400 block of Sage Court and storage unit in the 200 block of Clay Street were obtained, leading officers to the rest of the stolen property.

The stolen goods link back to cases in three different jurisdictions — three for Craig Police Department, three for Moffat County Sheriff’s Office and one for Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

Nichols said the district attorney’s office is expected to review the case and determine charges this week.

“We’re feeling pretty confident in what we have,” he said.

Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or or follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.Contact Patrick Kelly at 970-875-1795 or or follow him on Twitter @M_PKelly.

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