Riverton man facing burglary charges after stealing chainsaw

A 32-year-old Riverton man, Orlando Torres, is facing one count of burglary after allegedly stealing a chainsaw.

On May 4th the Riverton Police Department responded to the burglary complaint on Fairview Drive. The reporting party notified officers that a chainsaw had been taken out of a 5th-wheel trailer and that a security video captured a male taking the chainsaw without authorization.


RPD was able to identify Torres from previous law enforcement incidents and comparing recent booking photos.

On May 13th, Torres was located and arrested. According to court documents, Torres admitted to taking the chainsaw. He told RPD that after he had tried to start the chainsaw, it didn’t work, so he left the property in a ditch.

Burglary is punishable by up to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000.

On May 24th, Torres waived his preliminary hearing. The matter will be transferred to District Court for further proceedings and arraignment at a later date.

All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


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