Vandals hit Edwards over Christmas week |

Vandals hit Edwards over Christmas week

Dustin Racioppi
Edwards, CO Colorado

EDWARDS, Colorado ” One Edwards, Colorado man is out a few thousand dollars worth of outdoor gear and one thief is well-equipped to hit the great outdoors.

The 30-year-old Edwards resident reported his Chevrolet Blazer was broken into on Dec. 22. The thief or thieves gained entry by smashing the truck’s window, and then loaded up on all the great stuff the man had inside.

The items missing include a snowmobile helmet estimated at $190; a Black Diamond backpack estimated at $175; a camping stove worth about $90; a $350 Gortex jacket; an avalanche beacon estimated at $450; a GPS unit that cost about $250; and a pair of Oakley shades that cost the same. The window was one of the least expensive items, costing an estimated $200 to fix. Deputies closed the case due to a lack of suspects.

EDWARDS ” On the same night and in the same apartment complex where the Chevrolet Blazer was broken into, a 28-year-old woman reported to deputies her Ford sports utility vehicle had been broken into.

The sheriff’s report said the culprits didn’t have any success. They broke the black, plastic molding that separates the front and rear passenger doors together, but didn’t get into the car. The damage was estimated at $100.

Like the other case in the complex that night, the case was closed due to a lack of leads and suspects.

EDWARDS ” It’s bad enough to have your car broken into. It must be worse to have the second car you own broken into ” and on the same day.

That happened on Dec. 23 to a man who lives in Riverwalk. Deputies responded to the parking garage that morning for a report of a car being broken into, and found the man’s green Audi with its driver’s side window smashed, but still in place in the door.

An orange-handled screwdriver was lying next to the rear passenger tire, deputies said.

Deputies searched the rest of the garage for signs of any other vandalism. As bad luck would have it, a silver Audi that also belonged to the green Audi’s owner had been broken into via a shattered passenger window. According to the owner, the only thing missing was a radar estimated at $150.

EDWARDS ” More vandalism continued the week of Christmas in Edwards.

On Dec. 23, a yellow Pontiac registered to a 41-year-old Edwards man was broken into, and discovered by his younger brother.

The brother and deputies inspecting the car and found the only thing missing was a black bowling ball, which was estimated at about $75. The cost to replace the window that was smashed in order to get to the ball was estimated to cost $250 to replace.

Dustin Racioppi can be reached at 970-748-2936 or

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