Cottondale man jailed on stolen property charges


A Cottondale man is behind bars after a report of a stolen trail camera came into the Washington County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 7.

WCSO received a call from the victim in the case regarding his Spartan Trail camera that was missing from a property on Old Bonifay Road. The victim told WCSO the camera had stopped transmitting images in late December, but he had thought the battery had died. On a later date, the camera was reactivated, and the GPS showed the location as a residence on Eloise Lane which has a Cottondale address but is located in Washington County. The victim told WCSO he had not accessed the camera or given anyone permission to handle or use the camera.

WCSO deputies went to the residence and made contact with the resident, 35-year-old Christopher Allen Dyvig. The deputies asked Dyvig about the camera, which he retrieved from a tree in his front yard.  According to a release from WCSO, Dyvig told deputies he had received the camera from a friend and “knew it would come up stolen.”

Dyvig denied any involvement in stealing the camera or having possession of the SD card that was previously in the camera. Dyvig would not divulge any information on who he had received the camera from.

Dyvig is charged with dealing in stolen property.