(KMOV) – Authorities in Lincoln County have identified the suspect wanted in connection to the burglary at Troy-Buchanan High School Monday night.
Steven Cody Ueltzen, 30, of Moscow Mills is accused of breaking into the high school, vandalizing classrooms and stealing a safe in the overnight hours of Monday night.
Investigators say a resident located a bank bag with Buchanan High School written on the bag along State Highway RA which then led authorities to the Logan Conservation Area.
According to the release, officers located the stolen safe which Ueltzen allegedly used prying tools to open the door and remove contents from the safe.
Investigators also found bank bags and correspondence along the roadside on State Highway RA as if they were thrown from a moving vehicle.
Further investigation uncovered Ueltzen was living in a white, late model minivan at the conservation area where the safe was located.
A visitor told investigators the suspect asked for help in jump-starting the van last Thursday. Police say Ueltzen then traveled to a Super 8 Motel in Troy where he checked out at 10:40 a.m. on Tuesday under the alias “William Hopper.” Ueltzen is also known to use the alias, “Nick Ueltzen.”
Ueltzen stands at 5’9” tall, approximately 225 lbs, with short brown hair, green eyes and a sleeve tattoo on his left arm. He has a tattoo on his neck that says “Riley,” and is possibly armed with a .22 caliber long gun and a .357 magnum handgun.
According to authorities, Ueltzen has multiple arrests warrants out of Lincoln County and four other agencies to include unlawful use of a weapon, felony domestic assault and endangering the welfare of child.
Police say Ueltzen may be accompanied by a female, Sabrina Frey, 33, of Moscow Mills.
Ueltzen is considered armed and dangerous at this time and has history of assaulting law enforcement. If spotted, the public is warned not to approach Ueltzen but call law enforcement authorities immediately.