Weird! Suspect Steals from US Geology, Fish-Game Offices for Drug Money
Surprisingly to some, Whitman County actually has its share of drug issues outside of Pullman, especially in some of the more rural areas. This one has to be their weirdest theft case in a while
SUSPECT STEALS FROM US GEOLOGY, FISH AND WILDLIFE OFFICE
The Whitman County Sheriff's office in Colfax reported Tuesday night that a traffic stop in southern Whitman County turned up a suspect wanted all over the county.
The man, identified as 30-year-old Randy Skalicky of Lewiston, ID was pulled over for a licensing violation on the Red Wolf Bridge that crosses the Snake River near Asotin, WA.
While conducting the stop the Deputy noticed the car matched the description reported in connection with some burglaries near Uniontown (south of Colfax) and other areas. Also during the stop, the Officer saw numerous items in the car that matched stolen property reports.
Skalicky finally admitted to authorities his drug problem fueled his theft spree, to get cash for the intoxicants. He admitted 'hitting' locations all over the county.
HE EVEN STOLE FROM THE US GEOLOGICAL SERVICE OFFICE IN MOSCOW AND THE FISH AND GAME LOCATION IN LEWISTON
Deputies didn't specify what he took, but he admitted to thefts from the USGS office and Fish and Wildlife. Not sure what he found of value there...maybe rocks? Perhaps some expensive computing and testing equipment?
A lot of other property stolen in the Lewiston area was found in his hotel room, and now here's a list of the charges he is facing in Whitman County alone (from the Sheriff's Department):
"...Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession of Stolen Property, and Attempted Theft 3rd Degree, Possession of a Fictitious License Plate and Driving While License Suspended. Skalicky has several prior convictions in Idaho for Property Crime and Narcotics Related violations."
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