Man Believed Responsible For Burglaries Arrested

A Craig man was arrested earlier this month on suspicion he was involved in multiple burglaries in the area. 20-year-old Skyler Kemp was taken into custody on charges of burglary, theft and possession of a controlled substance. Kemp was observed earlier this month by a woman who saw him walking around the perimeter of her grandparents’ home on Woodbury Drive. The woman was able to take a picture of Kemp, which police used to identify him. While officers were investigating the call to Woodbury Drive they received reports of a burglary at a home on west Third Street. The homeowners reported that cash, collector coins and a credit card were missing. According to Jerry DeLong of the Craig Police Department, during the investigation on West Third Street, officers found a shoe print that matched prints found at the home on Woodbury Drive. Police used the evidence collected during both investigations to obtain a search warrant for Kemp’s Apartment, where they discovered items taken from the home on Third Street, as well as a ring and prescription that were reported missing from another residence that was burglarized earlier in the week. They also found drug paraphernalia and a hydrocodone pill. When police located Kemp, it was determined he had just returned from a pawn shop in Rifle, where he is believed to have pawned a roll of gold coins that were taken from the home on West Third. 23-year-old Dara Dale, who was with Kemp at the time he was contacted by police, denied being involved in the thefts, but admitted she had helped pawn the coins in Rifle. While being booked at the Moffat County Jail, officers discovered 1.4 grams of methamphetamine in Dale’s possession, so in addition to being charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, she was also charged with Introducing Contraband for bringing illegal drug into the jail. Pictured above, Skyler Kemp, below, Dara Dale. Photos courtesy of the Craig Police Department, click to enlarge.

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