Police issue warrant for ‘Taco Bus’ burglary suspect

Dillon Police are asking for help locating the prime suspect in the recent burglary of a popular local eatery, after members of the department pitched in to help a secondary victim of the crime.

According to Dillon Police Chief Don Guiberson, a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Tanner Lofton, 29, in connection with the recent burglary of the Fiesta Mexicana “Taco Bus” that sits in a parking lot on the east side of North Montana Street in Dillon.

“We have tried to locate him, but have yet to find him,” said Guiberson, who characterized Lofton as a transient with a Butte address suspected of committing the crime on June 28 while travelling through Dillon.

“If anybody has any information on where he is, we’d appreciate a call.”

Guiberson said surveillance footage, tips from people who knew the suspect and detective work by Officers Jeremy Alvarez, Nikki Cowperthwait and David Sullivan led to Lofton being identified as the prime suspect in the case.

Local police officers also got together to compensate one of the victims of the crime.

“About $200 was also stolen from a donation jar there for Scott Chagua,” said Guiberson of a fund drive for the family of a 12-year-old boy diagnosed with leukemia, “so our police officers all pitched in to cover the money that was stolen.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tanner Lofton can contact the Dillon Police at 683-3701.