Authorities investigate burglary at Granby Landfill |

Authorities investigate burglary at Granby Landfill

by Will BublitzSky-Hi Daily News

The Grand County Sheriffs Office is investigating the burglary of the Granby Landfills weigh station building this past weekend. The thieves reportedly stole $1,093 in cash as well as $700 in checks. Also stolen was a computer and steel cash boxes.We have no suspects or leads at this time, said Undersheriff Walt Eldridge. Our investigation is continuing.The burglary was discovered Monday morning by a landfill employee who called the Sheriffs Office. Investigator Leo Piechocki and Deputy Shawn Murphy were the first law enforcement officers on the scene.The employee informed the deputies that when he unlocked the front door of the landfills scale building that morning, he immediately noticed that the offices computer was missing. Then he saw that the metal cash box was missing.The stolen computer included its keyboard, mouse, terminal and monitor. The missing cash box is described as a 1.5-foot square steel box weighing about 50 pounds and having a padlocked door. Inside that steel box were three smaller cash boxes marked Granby #1, Granby #2 and Kremmling. They had contained the cash and checks collected as fees from the public using the countys landfills.The thieves had apparently gained entrance to the weigh station building through a sliding window on the buildings west side. The windows screen was missing but later found lying on the north side of the building. When examined Monday morning by the deputies, the window was closed but unlocked. There were no signs that it had been forced open.Micah Benson, supervisor of the Grand County Road & Bridge Office which runs the countys landfills, issued a press release this week about the burglary. He said the funds stolen were the fees paid by customers of the Grand County Landfills in Kremmling and Granby on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16-17.If you wrote a check for your trash at either landfill on either of those days, your check was stolen with the rest of the money from those days, Benson said. The Grand County Sheriffs Office is investigating the incident. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact our office at (970) 887-2123.

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