Men accused of stealing US Ski Team gear nabbed at Copper Mountain
Ryan Summerlin November 15, 2011
Three Summit County men were caught and allegedly confessed to stealing and reportedly damaging $6,400 worth of jackets, gloves and other gear from the U.S. Ski Team, which is training at Copper Mountain.
William Walker Lancaster, 23, Ryan Allen Lundquist, 23, and James Neal Callahan, 25 were all charged with theft, a class four felony that carries a sentence of up to six years in prison and up to $500,000 in fines Friday, according to a statement from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff’s Office did not release the information until Tuesday.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster and Lundquist admitted to stealing several jackets, pairs of gloves, Under Armor and other clothing items from the ski team conference room, while Callahan acted as a lookout.
Most of the missing items were found in Lancaster’s apartment and in a nearby Dumpster. The gear, which was reportedly unused, was essentially destroyed when the suspects allegedly tried to remove the logos.
The ski team noticed the items were missing Thursday night, Nov. 10. The following day, a Copper Mountain security employee questioned Lancaster, Lundquist and Callahan and later found most of the missing items at Lancaster’s residence.
All three men live in the Copper Mountain area.
Lancaster and Lundquist were released on a $7,500 bond. Callahan was released on a $2,500 bond.