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Posted on: July 20, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Crime Stopper Tip Leads to Arrest of Bike Theft Suspects

A couple from Craig have been arrested in a bike theft case. Leslie Dale Billings, age 37, and Kristin Marie Phillips, age 34, were taken into custody yesterday afternoon. 

Arrest warrants for Billings and Phillips indicate probable cause for the offense of Theft, a violation of C.R.S. 18-4-401(1)(a) as amended, a class 6 Felony. The pair were transferred to the Routt County Jail and Detentions Center. Bond is $5,000. 

The arrests stem from a reported theft of bicycles on June 17, 2017 from Ski Haus, 1457 Pine Grove Road, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Routt County. The two suspects were caught on surveillance recordings removing two mountain bikes from the business.  

During the course of the investigation, the Steamboat Springs Police issued a news release asking for the community’s help in identifying the suspects. An anonymous tip through Routt County Crime Stoppers provided information useful to detectives in establishing the identity of the suspects. 

Steamboat Springs Investigators conducted additional follow-up and collaborated with the Craig Police Department in locating the suspects and recovering the stolen bicycles. 

Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen expressed support for the Routt County Crime Stoppers program noting, “Police-community partnerships are the foundation of community oriented policing and Crime Stoppers is one strategy in taking a partnership approach to addressing crime as we saw in this particular instance.” 

The tipster that provided information for this case will receive a $500 reward from Routt County Crime Stoppers. If you have information about any crime call Crime Stoppers at (970) 870-6226. You can remain anonymous. 

You can also text-a-tip:
Step 1: Text NABM followed by your tip to 274637 (CRIMES)
Step 2: You will receive a text confirming your message 

Routt County Crime Stoppers is a partnership of the public, police, businesses, and media that provides the community with a proactive program for people to assist the police anonymously to solve crimes and , thereby, to contribute to an improved quality of life. 

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Annette Dopplick, Police Commander – (970) 879-4344 or
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