Truck part, booze stolen in Silt |

Truck part, booze stolen in Silt

Pete Fowler
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

SILT, Colorado ” Parts were stolen from a semitrailer and someone burglarized a closed liquor store Sunday night or Monday morning.

About three days earlier, someone tried but failed to break into a coin machine at a car wash, according to Silt Police Chief Levy Burris.

He said someone tried to pry into the coin machine at the car wash, but they only succeeded in damaging it.

A right angle gear drive was taken off a semitrailer Sunday night. Burris said the part is basically a power converter on the semi’s power take off right angle gear drive.

Burris said the part is worth $1,200 or more and can be used by a water truck in oil and natural gas work. The part was taken in the Silt Business Park on the east side of town, just south of Highway Six.

A nearby resident was alarmed to hear about the theft. She said a group of people in a van were reportedly looking into her property at the business park and telling a neighbor they had temporary work there when no such work existed.

Someone also burglarized Rainbow Liquor the same night or morning at the corner of Seventh Street and Main Street, Burris said. It was a “smash and grab” that netted some liquor. Boards now cover the front of the building, which has been closed for at least a year, Burris said.

He wouldn’t say if police suspect the same person or persons in any of these crimes.

There have been a couple of burglaries in the past year, Burris said, but it does seem a bit unusual for Silt to see two crimes like that in one night.

“That would probably be unusual to have two different incidences occur in the same time frame,” he said.

Contact Pete Fowler: 384-9121

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