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Squatter Burglarizes The Pocket Theater – HOT SPRINGS

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Hot Springs Police took a report of a burglary and stolen property at the Pocket Theater on Ravine Street the day before Halloween.  Some of the items stolen include a Casio keyboard, a light board, microphones, televisions, radio equipment, power tools totaling $5,830.  A safe containing a small amount of cash was also stolen in the burglary.

HSPD was called to the Pocket Theater in reference to a second burglary that had taken place the night of November 1, 2018.  They met with an associate of the theater.  The associate advised police that they should all go check an vacant residence on Ravine Street.  As soon as they all arrived at the vacant house, a thin, white male wearing a hat and carrying a satchel ran from the house.  Several items taken in the burglaries were located inside the house.

Shamus Forsberg, 27 of Ravine Street in Hot Springs – allegedly broke into the Pocket Theater and stole over $5,000 worth of gear.

A short time later, HSPD Corporal May found Shamus Forsberg, 27 of Ravine Street in Hot Springs, in the 400 Block of Park Avenue.  Mr. Forsberg fit the description of the suspect that ran from the house a short time before.  During the course of the contact, Mr. Forsberg allegedly said that he was squatting in the house. Mr. Forsberg was detained and taken to the Hot Springs Police Department to be interviewed.  Mr. Forsberg allegedly admitted to breaking into the Pocket Theater , stealing items and then depositing those items at the vacant house that he fled from.

Mr. Forsberg was arrested and transported to the Garland County Detention Center for processing.  He is charged with Felony Commercial Burglary and Felony Theft Of Property with a bond amount totaling $7,000.