Man arrested in ATV thefts

John Troth. (Courtesy photo).

CRESTONE — A homeless Crestone man has been arrested by Saguache County Sheriff deputies on burglary and theft charges stemming from several break-ins throughout the county, Sheriff Dan Warwick reported Tuesday.

John Troth, 46, from the Crestone area was arrested May 27 and charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of theft, one exceeding $20,000 or more. According to Warwick, Troth was found with several of the items stolen from the area in his possession. Several ATVs/UTVs were stolen and some were recovered. One of the cabins Troth is accused of breaking into was totally trashed, Warwick stated.

“The cabin owners lost almost everything,” he said. “Household items, tools, chain saws, they even tore out a wall and removed the copper wiring.”

Things not stolen were then broken. He estimated that the combined theft and damages on that cabin run to $200,000. Other suspects may be involved, Warwick said and the investigation continues.