3 arrested for stealing equipment from US Ski Team

6:38 PM, Nov 15, 2011   |    comments
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The Summit County Sheriff's Department says William Walker Lancaster III, Ryan Allen Lundquist and James Neal Callahan admitted to stealing multiple jackets, clothing and other equipment from the US Ski Team. They were arrested on theft charges at Copper Mountain Friday.

The US Ski Team noticed the items missing on Nov. 10. A Copper Mountain security member questioned the trio the following afternoon and then found most of the missing items in Lancaster's apartment. Several additional stolen items were also found in a nearby Dumpster.

After further questioning, Lancaster and Lundquist admitted they removed the equipment from the US Ski Team conference room while Callahan served as a "lookout" outside the room.

The US Ski Team reported that all of the items stolen were new and unused.

After the stolen goods were returned, the Ski Team says most of it was unusable because it was damaged when the three men tried to take the logos off.

All three were charged with felony theft, which is punishable up to six years imprisonment and up to a $500,000 fine. Lancaster and Lundquist were released on a $7,500 bond while Callahan was released on a $2,500 bond.

Leonardo Wolfson contributed to this article.

(KUSA-TV © 2011 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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