Fake firefighter admits to burglarizing station

Kevin Critor

Kevin Critor

A Carson City man who made regional news last year when he was arrested on theft and arson charges admitted Monday to breaking into a Douglas County fire station.

Kevin Matthew Critor, 30, faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine after admitting to burglary of a business.

Critor broke into Station 15 in Alpine View on June 17, 2021, to steal items, according to a plea agreement.

According to information released by Lyon County and the Nevada Fire Marshal’s Office, Critor was arrested a few days after the Douglas theft as he was trying to set a fire near Dayton. 

When he was arrested, he was found in possession of a firearm and a firefighter’s badge. Critor had more than $50,000 in firefighter equipment, uniforms, radio scanners and ID cards. 

He also had a former fire engine with working lights and sirens.

Attorney Richard Davies said Critor had been ordered to Western Nevada Regional Drug Court by the Lyon County District Court.

He’s admitted charges in Washoe County and faces sentencing in Douglas County on Aug. 8.



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