UPDATE: Craig Couple Arrested For Bike Theft

A Craig couple was arrested yesterday afternoon, on charges of stealing two bicycles from Ski Haus in Steamboat. 37-year-old Leslie Dale Billings and 34-year-old Kristin Marie Phillips are accused of stealing the two Specialized bikes Tuesday afternoon. After Steamboat Police received an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers identifying the Craig couple, they called the Craig Police Department and learned the two suspects had recently been contacted by Craig police, with Billings being arrested for illegal drug possession. During that investigation, Craig Police found two bikes that had been spray painted on the back of Billings’ car. According to Bill Leonard of the Craig Police Department, the officers thought it strange the bikes had been painted, but Phillips’ was able to produce a receipt which was later deemed fraudulent. The receipt showed the bikes had purchased in California, so they were returned to their possession. However, after seeing photos released from the Steamboat bike theft, a Craig Police officer ID’d Billings and Phillips as probable suspects. Both were subsequently arrested and transported to the Routt County Jail Thursday afternoon. The two have been charged with felony theft and face additional charges in Craig for providing misleading information on the stolen bicycles. The individual that provided the tip that led to their arrest will receive an award of $500. Pictured from left to right, Leslie Dale Billings, Kristen Marie Phillips. Photos courtesy of the Moffat County Jail, click to enlarge. Surveillance images from the bike theft courtesy of the Steamboat Police Department.

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