May 12, 2011 3:01 PM by Greg Boyce

Man arrested for stealing phone company van

The arrest of a suspect in a stolen vehicle case started with a tip from a caller in Pueblo County.

Yesterday afternoon a caller told the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office a suspicious man was walking on Highway 78 west of Pueblo.

Deputies found an abandoned Qwest van and then Blaine Dowel, 24, nearby.  After an investigation he was found to be a felon out of Kansas.  Deputies also found two guns and an ounce of marijuana.

Dowel was charged with the theft of a Qwest van, as well as weapons and drug charges.




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