Court roundup: 2 Steamboat men face felonies related to separate incidents

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— After a joint investigation by the Routt County Sheriff’s Office and the Steamboat Springs Police Department, a 23-year-old Steamboat Springs man was arrested after officials say he broke into at least one car and spent nearly $900 with a stolen credit card.

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Maxwell Arthur Bomberg

Maxwell Arthur Bomberg was arrested Saturday. The Routt County District Attorney’s Office has formally charged him with felony identity theft, felony automobile trespassing and theft.

Police were investigating whether Bomberg was involved in at least eight other vehicle break-ins that were reported Friday.

According to an arrest affidavit, police have surveillance footage of Bomberg using a woman’s credit card that was stolen from her car in the 32100 block of Routt County Road 14C. The card was used at three Steamboat businesses, and two iPod touches were purchased along with cigarettes and clothing.

Bomberg’s was being held in custody with bond set at $10,000. He is due back in court at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Man accused of entering residence, assaulting man

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Routt County Sheriff's Office/courtesy

Timothy Michael Sheltra

A 25-year-old Steamboat Springs man faces a felony charge after police say he illegally entered an apartment and beat up a man who was in bed with the 25-year-old man’s ex-girlfriend Monday.

Timothy Michael Sheltra was arrested by Steamboat Springs police on suspicion of felony first-degree burglary, third-degree assault and criminal mischief.

According to an arrest affidavit filed in Routt County Court, Sheltra entered a 22-year-old man’s condo using an unlocked door in the 400 block of Ore House Plaza. Sheltra then punched a hole in the bedroom door, hit the 22-year-old victim in the face and head-butted him, the affidavit states. The victim told police he was in bed with Sheltra’s ex-girlfriend.

Shortly before the assault was reported, a person called police to report Sheltra was cursing loudly on Central Park Drive. According to the affidavit, Sheltra said he caught his girlfriend in bed with another man. He claimed his knuckles were scraped because he had hit a bus stop.

After the assault was reported, police contacted Sheltra again and arrested him.

Sheltra told police that “any man would have done what he did if he was in the same situation,” the affidavit states.

Sheltra’s bond was set at $20,000 on Monday, and he is due back in court at 1 p.m. Wednesday.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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Comments

Scott Wedel 1 year ago

And based upon recent history, being charged with felonies means the DA will probably accept a plea deal for misdemeanors with no jail time if they can stay out of future trouble.

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rhys jones 1 year ago

I think they got the bond amounts backwards. Compulsive thievery cannot be cured.

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