Burglary thwarted in Basalt
October 22, 2009
BASALT – A woman’s scream is being credited by authorities for thwarting a burglary attempt in Basalt at noon Tuesday.
A woman at a residence on Ridge Road reported she saw a man entering through the window of a house where she was staying. She screamed while he was partially inside. The man and another who hadn’t entered the residence fled. They were described as white males in the their 20s, according to a police report.
The woman was able to provide police with a license plate number. It came back to a stolen vehicle in Grand Junction. The car, bicycles and computers were stolen from a residence there in a recent burglary, according to Basalt Police Chief Keith Ikeda.
It is unknown why the house in Basalt was targeted. Ikeda said it has the appearance of being unoccupied. “We checked the neighborhood and no other home got touched,” he said.
The vehicle reported in the burglary attempt hasn’t been located in the Roaring Fork Valley.