Kansas man suspected of stealing candy, toys from Steamboat business
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — There were two notable arrests during the Thanksgiving holiday period, including one that involved a man spotted with stolen candy and toys hanging out of his pocket.
Daniel Paul Wiese, 35, of Tecumseh, Kansas, was arrested on suspicion of felony theft.
On Sunday, Steamboat Springs police responded to the Marmot Store downtown for a report of shoplifting. An employee told police a man put on a $200 jacket and then left the store.
Police were then called to In Celebration of Kids downtown on Lincoln Avenue.
A man came into the store acting suspicious and carrying a painting.
An employee followed the man out the back door of the store and to a bus stop, where the man set the painting down.
The employee also noticed the man had stolen toys and candy hanging out of his pocket, according to an arrest affidavit.
The employee confronted the man but decided to back off and call police.
The employee retrieved the painting because he believed it was also stolen.
Police contacted Wiese on a bus, and he was wearing the stolen jacket with the price tag still attached, according to the affidavit.
Police then arrested Wiese and are still trying to determine where the painting came from.
The painting, signed by E. Jacobsen, was found with a price tag of $2,600 on it.
In another theft-related case, a man faces a felony charge of second-degree assault.
At about 1:45 a.m. Thursday, Steamboat police were dispatched to a fight at Schmiggity’s Live Music and Dance Bar.
Police found a 31-year-old Steamboat man bleeding from the nose and mouth.
The victim told police that after confronting a man about leaving the bar while wearing the victim’s jacket, the man took off the jacket and then punched the victim in the face, according to an arrest affidavit.
The victim said the man was mad that the victim called him a thief.
The victim was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center, and a doctor determined the victim had a significant abrasion that presented a significant risk for vision impairment.
Joshua M. Newbry, 26, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault.
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