Suspect caught stealing man’s truck on home surveillance

ST. GEORGE — A St. George man is requesting the public’s help in locating his stolen work truck along with the suspect who was caught on home surveillance footage Wednesday driving off in the truck.

A screenshot of Kelson Erwin’s Facebook post showing an alleged suspect wanted for questioning regarding a red 1992 Chevrolet S10 truck that was shown on surveillance footage being stolen from the Erwin’s residence Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m., 255 W. 100 South, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2017 | St. George News

The red 1992 Chevrolet S10 truck was parked at the owner’s residence located at 255 W. 100 South when it was stolen at approximately 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to the owner of the truck, Kelson Erwin.

The 22-year-old said he uses the truck for his window cleaning business, Dixie Window Cleaning. Erwin’s cleaning supplies and several ladders were in the truck when it was stolen.

“Not only was my truck stolen from me, but so was my work,” Erwin said.

Fortunately, Erwin’s residence was heavily equipped with security cameras that, he said, made it easy for him to identify the suspect.

On the day the vehicle went missing, Erwin and his friend had reportedly just helped the same individual they believe stole Erwin’s truck and supplies.

Home surveillance footage captured a red 1992 Chevrolet S10 truck being stolen Wednesday at approximately 6 p.m. from the owner’s residence located at 255 W. 100 South, St. George, Utah, April 12, 2017 | Image courtesy of Kelson Erwin, St. George News

“My friend met (the suspect) at a church event and the kid told him that he was looking for a job and had recently been homeless,” Erwin said. “My friend, being a nice kid, told him that he would help him and give him a job cleaning windows while I was out of town.”

“Yesterday, after a full day of window cleaning, my friend dropped (the suspect) off at a church and paid him cash,” Erwin said. “Then, he walked to my house and stole my truck.”

Erwin said he needs his truck and supplies back in order to work and run his business.

The St. George Police Department confirmed that a police report had been filed in the matter and that the truck is listed on the national crime database.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call the St. George Police Department at 435-627-4330.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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3 Comments

  • lambdalam April 14, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    The suspect had longer hair than what is shown in this picture. He also had some facial hair. I was the one who offered him the window cleaning job.

  • ladybugavenger April 14, 2017 at 6:12 pm

    Some people are so ungrateful! Of course, you don’t find gratefulness in people that do drugs. I went to the suspects Facebook page and there’s a picture with a beard and longer hair there. I hope he is caught and y’all get the truck and tools back.

  • Mean Momma April 20, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    Heard Dakota was arrested in Huntington Beach late last night or early this morning. Hope there is a follow up story to this one very soon. Hope Mr. Erwin gets his truck and all supplies back in good shape. This druggy needs a long time in prison to think about his choices. I know this is not the first or even second vehicle he has stolen. Let him sit in prison for a decade or so and think about it.

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