Grand County officers investigate construction trailer theft
The Grand County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of several thousand dollars worth of tools from a construction site during the week of Thanksgiving.
On Wednesday, Nov. 26, Sgt. Pamela Peschiera responded to the construction site on County Road 865 on the report of a burglary. Upon arrival, she met with general contractors Travis Ifland and Jason Pacheco who explained that thieves had broken into their construction trailer overnight and stolen more than two dozen expensive tools.
The extensive list of stolen tools included: Emglo dual tank compressor, DeWalt chop saw, Rigid saw stand, Hitachi nail gun, Rigid stapler, Senco trim gun, DeWalt router, Bosch router, Porter Cable sander, Makita sander, Milwaukee circular saw, Makita beam saw, Milwaukee grinder, Makita grinder, Stihl pro chainsaw, Bosch jigsaw, Stinger hammer tacker, Porter Cable sawsall, Milwaukee Hole Hawg, DeWalt power drill and Mikita power planer. Also taken were several extension cords and air hoses.
From an inspection of the crime scene, Sgt. Peschiera could see that someone had pried the hinge off the trailer doors that had been locked. The trailer was found open with its loading ramp down.
Further investigation by Sgt. Peschiera found items that were apparently left by the thieves. These items were placed in as evidence. She also took photos of shoe prints and tire tracks around the crime scene.
The investigation into the construction site theft is ongoing.
First snowmobile accident
Winter must be here because the first reported snowmobile accident of the season has just been recorded.
On Sunday afternoon, Nov. 30, Deputy Terry Faulkner was dispatched to Trailblazers Snowmobile Rentals on County Road 50 on the report of an injury accident.
Upon arriving, Deputy Faulkner spoke with Trailblazer owner/operator Greg Foley who explained that during their first guided trail ride of the season, a guest had lost control of his rental snowmobile, crashed and been injured.
The guest, Philip Tijerina of Denver, had sustained injuries to his shoulder and ribs. His girlfriend Laura Cantu had been a passenger on the snowmobile but apparently escaped injury. By the time Deputy Faulkner arrived at Trailblazers, both Tijerina and Cantu had left in a private vehicle to seek medical attention for Tijerina.
The rental snowmobile also suffered damage in the crash to its clip and shock. The damages totaled $2,660, which Tijerina paid the next day.
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