Arrests made in theft of safe in Steamboat Springs
December 10, 2011
Steamboat Springs — Two Steamboat Springs residents were arrested Saturday for what police say was their involvement in a burglary at the Subway sandwich shop in Curve Plaza. Police still are looking for a third person thought to be involved in the incident.
Thomas William Hall, 21, and Catherine May Schneegas, 18, were arrested on suspicion of breaking into the Subway and stealing a safe early Saturday morning, police said. Both were booked into Routt County Jail on felony charges of second-degree burglary and theft, as well as criminal mischief.
Steamboat Springs Police Department Officer Jeff Wilson said police were first dispatched to the store at around 4:30 a.m. Saturday to take a report on damage to a back delivery door.
Wilson said a manager arrived to open the store at about 6:30 a.m. and noticed the safe was missing. The exact amount of money in the safe was unknown but was estimated at $2,000, he said.
Using video surveillance, officers identified a vehicle and three people possibly associated with the theft. They subsequently arrested Hall, an ex-employee of the restaurant, around 11:30 a.m. Officers arrested Schneegas shortly thereafter.
Wilson said the safe was recovered from Hall's residence.