Convicted safecracker implicated in R-C break-in




A man convicted of burglarizing a Carson Valley home has been implicated in the Sept. 17, 2017, break-in that saw the theft of The Record-Courier’s safe and several laptops.

Dylan Matthew Pettigrew, 45, is serving three prison sentences for burglary, grand larceny and attempted burglary.

Pettigrew was the subject of a manhunt in December 2017 after he was caught by a homeowner trying to drill into the man’s safe.

He was captured after investigators located a laptop at the scene of the burglary with Pettigrew’s email address. He was arrested in Carson City after he gave a false identity to authorities in February 2018.

According to prosecutors, Pettiegrew was implicated by DNA found at the scene of The Record-Courier break-in taken from a bottle of whisky he allegedly left.

He was convicted of burglaries in South Lake Tahoe, Carson City and Douglas County.

No court date has been set for Pettigrew. He was represented by attorney John Malone when he was sentenced on the attempted burglary in April 2020.

• A former pro football kicker whose sentencing was delayed while he sought treatment for a brain injury in June was taken back into custody on Tuesday.

David John Caylor, 54, is being held on alternative sentencing and parole violations.

In June, he was permitted to seek treatment in Las Vegas and his sentencing delayed for possession of a firearm by an ex-felon.

Caylor was serving house arrest on July 26, 2020, when he purchased a .45 caliber handgun, which he is not permitted to have under state law.

Caylor had been convicted of a subsequent felony DUI in Washoe County in 2019. He faces 1-4 years in prison, which must be served consecutive to any time he faces in the Douglas charge.


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