Two sought in theft of explosion victims’ items

Family’s possessions were in trailer after losing Lemon Reservoir home

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Durango police are trying to locate two more suspects in the theft of personal belongings of a family whose house near Lemon Reservoir was destroyed by a gas explosion in February.

Tim and Karen Kelley and their daughter, Cameron, were seriously injured.

Friends stored their salvaged belongings in a 27-foot Haulmark trailer owned by the family.

The Durango Police Department on June 13 arrested Ashley Moore, 21, of Durango and Darin Scott, 32, of Farmington for possession of items belonging to the Kelleys.

Police now are looking for:

Jerry Anthony Spinnichia, 32, who is 6-foot-1, 195 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. He is wanted for felony theft and violation of parole.

Eric J. Bernard, 31, 6 feet, 200 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. He is wanted for felony theft.

The Kelley trailer was found in Aztec. But investigators still are looking for a 2004 Ski-Doo snowmobile and 1988 teal-colored Suzuki Samurai connected to the case. The snowmobile belonged to the Kelleys; the Samurai was stolen in Cortez.

Anyone with information about Spinnichia or Bernard or any of the property is asked to call Joe Farmer at 375-3732 or Durango Crime Stoppers at 247-1112.

The suspects are considered dangerous.

Authorities cautioned to not apprehend the suspects alone.

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