Police arrest Aspen burglary suspect | AspenTimes.com

Police arrest Aspen burglary suspect

Wyatt Haupt Jr.
The Aspen Times
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – A 39-year-old man was arrested Friday in connection with an alleged burglary of an Aspen restaurant, authorities said.

Kevin Rutter, of Aspen, is accused of second-degree burglary and criminal mischief. The second-degree burglary count is a class IV felony and punishable by two to six years in prison, based on state sentencing guidelines.

The criminal mischief count is a class II misdemeanor.

Rutter was advised of the counts Friday in Pitkin County Court. He is to next appear in court at 10:30 a.m. June 15, said Deputy District Attorney Richard Nedlin.

Rutter was arrested one day after he allegedly burglarized D19 on South Mill Street about 5 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. It was not clear if anything was taken in the course of the burglary.

The incident was apparently recorded by an in-house video camera.

An Aspen police officer spotted Rutter about 12:30 a.m. Friday as he was walking in town. He was subsequently arrested and taken to the Pitkin County jail. Rutter is being held on $5,000 bond.

The alleged burglary happened a few days before Rutter is to be sentenced for a motor vehicle theft offense in Garfield County District Court. His sentencing hearing is set for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to court records.

Rutter is also wanted on a warrant out of Jefferson County.


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