ARRESTEE FROM WEEKEND VEHICLE THEFT IS IDENTIFIED
Daryl Matthew Krueger
A rural Mountain Home man was arrested Sunday afternoon, November 20th, after an investigation into a residential burglary and theft of a motor vehicle that occurred the day before. The incident was reported on Saturday, November 19th, and Sheriff’s Corporal Kristofer Savino responded to the complaint call at a residence on State Highway 5 South of Mountain Home. The victim reported that someone had entered into his home and that checkbooks, keys to the residence, and other articles were missing. The victim’s vehicle, a 2013 GMC Sierra Crew Cab truck valued at approximately $30,000, was also missing.
When the victim discovered his vehicle missing, he contacted OnStar to see if the location of the vehicle could be determined. OnStar advised the vehicle was located in the parking lot of the Walmart Store in Mountain Home. OnStar remotely disabled the vehicle so it could not be started, and officers responded to Walmart.
During the course of the investigation, it was learned that a credit card belonging to the victim had been used at the Pioneer Express convenience store on U. S. Hwy 62/412 Bypass at Buzzard Roost Road at approximately 1:49 PM Saturday, prior to the vehicle being tracked to Walmart. The stolen credit card was also used to make a purchase inside Walmart. Sheriff’s Investigators contacted Walmart Asset Protection Management, and they were able to provide video and photographic evidence of a male suspect who had used the stolen credit card inside the store. Evidence also showed that the suspect had left the premises on foot after discovering the vehicle he had stolen was disabled. A photograph of the suspect was put out to the public Saturday evening in hopes that the suspect could be identified or spotted in the area.
The next day, Sunday November 20th, the Sheriff’s Office received a citizen tip reporting that a man matching the description of the suspect in question was walking along U. S. Highway 62 B in Mountain Home. Corporal Savino responded and made contact with the suspect, who was wearing the same clothing as in the photograph. The suspect was taken into custody. During a search of the suspect, Corporal Savino found credit cards and jewelry belonging to the victim on the suspect’s person.
The suspect, identified as 30 year old DARYL MATTHEW KRUEGER of rural Mountain Home, was incarcerated in the Detention Center on charges of:
Residential Burglary – Felony
Theft of Property – Felony
Theft of Credit Card (2 counts) – Felonies
Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card (2 counts) – Misdemeanors
Theft of Property – Misdemeanor
DARYL MATTHEW KRUEGER remains in the Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bond. He will appear in the Circuit Court to answer on December 1, 2016.
/s/ John F. Montgomery,
Baxter County Sheriff