Woman arrested for stealing ex's computer


— Curiosity about an ex-boyfriend's new love interest landed a Steamboat Springs woman in jail Thursday.

Katina Marie More, 30, of Steamboat Springs, was arrested after she confessed to breaking into her ex-boyfriend's house Wednesday and stealing his Dell laptop computer.

More told police she stole the computer because she wanted to know if her former beau, Jim Harris, had any pictures of his new girlfriend on his laptop, said Sgt. Joel Rae of the Steamboat Springs Police Department.

More said Harris had a picture of her on his computer when they were dating.

"She was curious what his (new) girlfriend looked like," Rae said.

Unfortunately, More's attempt to get a glimpse of her ex-boyfriend's new flame was fruitless. She didn't find any pictures on the laptop, Rae said.

More immediately confessed to the theft and handed over the computer when police questioned her about the incident.

"She was very remorseful and apologetic," Rae said.

Harris reported the laptop was stolen from a countertop in his house at 805 Conifer Circle sometime between 1 and 6 p.m.

A neighbor reported a black Jeep in the area during that time frame.

Harris saw More driving a black Jeep, so it led police to believe she might be involved in the theft, Rae said.

More was arrested on charges of second-degree burglary and theft greater than $500. The laptop is valued at $3,000.

Thefts of property valued at $500 or more are felonies.

More was being held at the Routt County Jail Thursday.


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