Police recover stolen guns, arrest Granby suspect
April 13, 2009
Police arrested a Granby man on Friday, April 10, after finding what they said were stolen guns and other items during a search of the suspect’s residence.
John Jeffries, 27, was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. when a search warrant was executed at 495 N. Second Street, Unit 203, according to police.
“We got a quick turnaround,” Granby Police Chief Bill Housley said of making the arrest just a day after items found in Jeffries’ residence were allegedly stolen during a burglary of a Grand County home. “We received knowledge that he tried to (sell) these items.”
Granby Police Officer Dan Zacek Smith obtained the search warrant based on reason to believe stolen items were at the residence. In addition to Granby, officers from the Fraser-Winter Park Police Department and the Grand County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the search.
Police said the searchers found items alleged to have been stolen during the April 9 burglary, including: two handguns, two shotguns, four rifles, about 600 rounds of ammunition, a flat-screen television and a DVD player.
Authorities also said 4.6 ounces of marijuana, several marijuana pipes and other drug paraphernalia were found during the search.
Jeffries was being held in the Grand County Jail on Monday afternoon on suspicion of burglary, theft, receiving stolen property, criminal mischief, two bond violations, violation of a protection order, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Housley.
“We’re not just sleepy, little Granby anymore,” he said.