Sheriff's Office Seeks Information on Break-ins

The Sheridan County Sheriff's Office is seeking information on an apparent rash of break-ins in the Big Horn Mountains.

Lt. Mark Conrad said incidents began when a camper on Nickel Creek was broken into and some items stolen on July 31. He said initially, authorities believed it to be an isolated incident, but then additional break-ins were reported in August and this month, leading authorities to believe all of the incidents are related.

The most recent break-in of a camper was reported on Wednesday morning on Black Mountain Road. The lieutenant said three other campers, and one cabin, were broken into on Black Mountain Road, in a period between Aug. 27 and Sept. 9, and the break-in of a camper on Dayton Gulch Road was reported over the weekend. He said the Black Mountain Road break-ins were not close to each other but were in the same general area.

He added the times at which the break-ins were reported aren't necessarily when they occurred. Because people sometimes leave campers unattended for a period of time, he said it's possible the break-ins weren't noticed until several days later. He is asking people to report anything that they may have seen that seemed suspicious, or that they see when hunting or camping in the mountains that appears suspicious.

Contact information:

People who have information they believe might help in this case are asked to call the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office at 672-3455, or the Crimestopper's number which is 672-CRIME. People can also send information by email, which is on the Sheriff's Department's web site, or message the sheriff's office through the Facebook page.

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