By Thomas Plank
January 22, 2018
A 21-year-old Helena man is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of tools.
Tyler Thomas Ross Nelson is being charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of theft and possession of burglary tools.
Nelson allegedly stole “Snap-On” hand tools, an air compressor and other tools from a garage from Jan. 9-16. Several of the tools were later discovered at a pawn shop.
Nelson was arrested after a search of his vehicle found tools fitting the description of those stolen from the garage, a pry bar, crowbars and a set of bolt cutters that are similar to those used in burglaries, according to court documents.