Steamboat Springs man accused of stealing from bosses

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Michael S. Head

— A 31-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested Thursday and is suspected of breaking into the homes of his two bosses and stealing thousands of dollars from their locked safes.

According to an arrest warrant filed in Routt County Court, it is thought Michael S. Head had used the stolen money to finance a drug addiction, and Head had admitted to taking the money.

The case was investigated by Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Josh Carrell.

Head is accused of breaking into the Primrose Lane home of Rocky Mountain Remedies co-owner Ryan Fisher.

According to the arrest warrant, besides working at the medical marijuana dispensary, Head had done some construction work at Fisher’s home, so Head knew the code to the garage. The safe at the home was pried open in late August, and Fisher reported $20,000 was missing.

While investigating the burglary, Carrell learned of another burglary that had been reported in June at Chad Fleischer’s home on Longview Circle. According to the arrest warrant, Head had worked for Fleischer Sports through August and is suspected of breaking into Fleischer’s home and stealing $11,000 from a safe.

The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has charged Head with two counts of felony second-degree burglary, two counts of felony third-degree burglary, two felony counts of theft and misdemeanor criminal mischief. His bond has been set at $30,000, and he next will appear in court at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

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