On Friday, May 24th owners of the Kinnear Store discovered a break-in had occurred at their building. Ultimately, there was nearly $3,000 worth of damage and over $400 worth of merchandise was taken.
Fremont County Undersheriff Mike Hutchison explained the situation to County 10,
At around 6:00 am on May 24th the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a burglary at the Kinnear Store. At least one of the suspects involved was visually identified as a juvenile from the Riverton area. Deputies responded to a known address of the individual and attempted contact at the door. Four Juveniles fled from the rear of the residence on foot. Following a brief foot pursuit, four Juveniles were eventually apprehended. Through review of the Kinnear store’s video surveillance footage, Deputies were able to visually identify the four juveniles that had fled on foot from Deputies, as being the same individuals involved in the burglary. Damage to the Kinnear Store was estimated at around $2500.00 to $3000.00 and an estimate of around $430.00 worth of merchandise was taken. This incident remains under investigation and no additional details will be released at this time.
A 13-year-old male was charged with aggravated burglary, property destruction, interference with a peace officer, and underage consumption. The 13-year-old also had a failure to appear warrant on his record. Two 14-year-old males are both individually charged with aggravated burglary, property destruction, interference with a peace officer, and underage consumption. A 15-year-old male is charged with aggravated burglary, property destruction, and interference with a peace officer.
Names of the four will not be released because of their ages.
In 2017, the Kinnear Store reported two separate break-ins.