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LETTER: Robbed in Glenwood … again

My wife and I moved to the valley five years ago. We have fallen in love with the people, outdoor activities, weather, schools and everything else this great place has to offer.

I am a Realtor, so I am often found touting how great a place Glenwood is to new clients moving to the area. Unfortunately, when they ask me about crime, I have to hold my tongue because in the five years I have lived here I’ve been robbed three times.

My truck was broken into at the Westbank river access parking lot, and my house has been broken into twice. The recent break-in happened this past Sunday or Monday. They took thousands of dollars worth of kayak and rafting gear, tools, bikes … Many of these items would be very hard to sell, but they are extremely expensive to replace.

Are we an anomaly, or is this happening to everyone? Where is the market for these stolen goods? Who are the culprits? Are they thrill-seeking teens, drug addicts, transients, our neighbors? Why is this such a problem in Glenwood?

I understand that the police are not the CSI we see on TV and probably can’t lift DNA off of a snowflake, but it would be nice if they gave some kind of effort in these cases. In my three cases there was zero detective work done. What can we do as a community to stop this behavior?

Although the thieves will probably not get much for my gear, I am willing to pay anyone $3,000 for information that leads to me getting it back. Please call me at 355-4080. Thank you, and don’t forget to lock your doors tonight.

Scott Dillard

Glenwood Springs

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