Residential burglaries surge in Glenwood | PostIndependent.com

Residential burglaries surge in Glenwood

Pete FowlerGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

July saw an unusually high number of residential burglaries in Glenwood Springs, and the trend seems to have resurfaced over the past few days, according to police.Four or five residential burglaries were reported to Glenwood Springs Police in July, and between Sept. 12 and 13, another five residential burglaries were reported. A few were reported in between. However, some of the recent reports were “cold” reports, meaning they happened at some earlier time.”It has definitely been a rash of burglaries,” Police Chief Terry Wilson said. “Especially the residential. It’s rare. It’s unusual for us to have any kind of substantial numbers in one year in residential burglaries, and this has become a substantial number.”In most cases, few if any items were stolen and the burglar or burglars appeared to make efforts to enter unoccupied homes, Wilson said, which leaves police questioning what the burglar is after.Wilson said the burglaries are likely connected, and police are working to develop information on suspects and hoping citizens might come forward with information or observations of suspicious activity.”We have a few things that we’re working on,” he said. ” But substantially we don’t have a lot to work with. There’s not a lot of physical evidence” or trackable items that were stolen.Wilson asked people to report suspicious activity, be aware that the burglaries are going on and to watch over neighbors’ properties when they are out of town.”Be aware that this is going on and make sure you keep an eye out for your neighbor,” Wilson said.Contact Pete Fowler: 945-8515, ext. 16611 pfowler@postindependent.comPost Independent, Glenwood Springs Colorado CO


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