Breckenridge police: Mountain Outfitters burglar arrested
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BRECKENRIDGE – Police arrested a local man they caught burglarizing Mountain Outfitters early Wednesday morning, and merchandise was later discovered in his home from two previous burglaries at the same location.
Jason Roger Oberg, 23, is charged with four counts of theft and second-degree burglary and resisting arrest, according to a Breckenridge Police Department press release issued Thursday afternoon.
Police were investigating an intrusion alarm at about 1:30 a.m. in Primo Outdoors at 309 S. Main St. before the Mountain Outfitters’ alarm was activated at 112 S. Ridge St.
A Breckenridge officer responded to Mountain Outfitters with a deputy and canine from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.
The officers observed a white man with blond hair in a hoodie, and he matched the description given by the Primo Outdoors manager who had seen him flee.
After police ordered Oberg outside, he began to flee on foot, according to the press release.
The man ignored verbal commands to stop, and Bobby the canine subdued him in an alley near Lincoln Avenue.
Police arrested Oberg and took him to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco “for treatment of injuries sustained during his struggle with the police canine,” according to the press release.
Three search warrants that were later issued led officers to the merchandise from the two Mountain Outfitters burglaries that occurred in February. This case remains under investigation, according to the press release.
The February burglaries involved theft of an estimated $6,662 worth of high-end merchandise ranging from skis and a splitboard to watches and knives, as was previously reported in the Summit Daily.
The Mountain Outfitters owner said in the previous story that he had “beefed up” security since those burglaries.
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