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Citizen tip helps solve burglaries at Dabco, Kooskia Saddliers

Kooskia man charged with multiple felonies in break-ins

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— A preliminary hearing is set for next Wednesday, July 18, for a Kooskia man on felony charges related to break-ins and thefts committed in May and June.

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Clayton Robertson

Clayton R. Robertson, 29, is being held in the Idaho County jail on a total bond of $52,500. He is charged with six counts of burglary, three counts of grand theft, all felonies, and three counts of misdemeanor petit theft.

Charges resulted from burglaries Robertson is alleged to have committed at Dabco Logging in Kamiah on June 17-18 and the Kooskia Saddliers storage area between May 12-21.

As reported in the June 27 Free Press, Dabco reported its facility – shop, office and vehicles — was burglarized with an estimated $10,000 in tools and equipment stolen. According to the Idaho County Sheriff’s Office, on July 1, ICSO Corporal Keith Olsen received information that stolen items were among Robertson’s property at the River Junction RV Park. Olsen, assisted by Deputy Roberto Hernandez, seized multiple stolen items belonging to Dabco, in addition to items – in an unreported burglary — identified as belonging to the Kooskia Saddliers.

Upon the discovery of the items belonging to the Kooskia Saddliers, Lieutenant Doug Ulmer responded to the saddliers arena and discovered their storage area had been entered and components of their public address system had been stolen.

“A lot of stolen property was recovered because of the information received by Corporal Olsen,” Ulmer said, “and I commend the citizen for coming forward and helping.”



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