Juvenile arrested in Craig liquor store break-ins
Craig police say they’ve arrested a young man on charges related to two recent liquor store break-ins.
The first such incident involved Elk Liquor in Craig’s Centennial Mall, which suffered a burglary some time Tuesday, April 30.
Shattered glass from the liquor store’s glass door still could be seen on the floor May 1, but the owners had replaced the glass. Kenny Chang, the store’s manager, said they were considering adding bars to the broken door.
Chang said this was the first time they’ve been burglarized in some 13 years in business. Chang confirmed they are cooperating with the Craig Police Department investigation and provided surveillance video taken of the break-in.
“An unknown person threw a rock through the glass window, shattering the door, entered the store and stole some property,” Craig Police Department Sgt. Marvin Cameron said Wednesday, May 1 interview.
Cameron declined to elaborate on what property was stolen.
The Elk Liquor break-in was followed by another this week.
Early Wednesday, May 8, police responded about 12:30 a.m. to a burglary call at Loadout Liquors.
Craig Police Department Sergeant Marvin Cameron confirmed Thursday police arrested a juvenile suspect Wednesday, May 8 on two counts of second degree felony burglary, two counts of misdemeanor theft and one count of minor in possession of alcohol.
The local district attorney’s office said Thursday they were reviewing the case, but declined to make an official statement as it is a juvenile matter.
The Craig Press was denied access to all arrest affidavits or charging documents in the case.
A representative of Loadout Liquors also declined to comment for this report, but said they are cooperating with the Craig Police Department investigation.