Former janitor accused of breaking into, stealing from recreation center

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A former Campbell County janitor has been charged with breaking into the local recreation center at least a dozen times over three years, according to the Gillette Police Department.

Jeremy Mountain, 48, has been charged with felony burglary after staff at the Campbell County Recreation Center called the police to report seeing surveillance footage of him breaking into the facility around 2 a.m. May 14, according to Gillette Police Detective Sgt. Dean Welch.

Staff told police that Mountain took items from a coin machine as well as the lost and found bins, Welch said, adding the suspect allegedly admitted to entering the facility once every two to three months for the last three years.

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The suspect was able to gain access to the facility using a set of keys he retained from his previous position as a facility janitor, per Welch, adding that officers confiscated the keys and cleaning supplies, both of which were logged into evidence.

Mountain was arraigned on the burglary charge before Circuit Court Judge Wendy Bartlett, of the Sixth Judicial District, on May 17.

A preliminary hearing to determine if sufficient evidence exists to send Mountain’s case on to District Court has been set for May 24, court records indicate.