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Police arrest suspected burglar

News Letter Journal of Newcastle, Wyoming

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Newcastle resident Tim Dawson was arrested and charged with felony burglary and two misdemeanor drug charges after the Newcastle Police Department investigated a burglary at the Fresh Start store in Newcastle.

Police Chief Jim Owens reported that on the morning of October 26, the burglary of Fresh Start was reported to the police department, leading to an investigation that lasted two days before Dawson was arrested. Dawson was previously employed at Fresh Start, but had not worked there for some time when the offense was committed.

"On Wednesday, Officer Levi Tacy and Corporal Hillhouse recovered the property and arrested Dawson," professed Owens. He noted that that the property was recovered during a search of Dawson's home after a search warrant was issued.

Along with the stolen property, misdemeanor amounts of both marijuana and metham-phetamine where found by the officers, leading to the additional charges Dawson is facing.

Owens explained that felony burglary requires no specific dollar amount to be stolen, and is simply described as the entry into a building illegally with the intent to commit a crime, specifically theft.

If Dawson is convicted of the crime of felony burglary, he faces up to 10 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines. He is currently out on bond and awaiting trial.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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