Sheriff’s office warns trail users of break-ins
August 28, 2002
Forty-two cars have been broken into in unincorporated Pitkin County since July 1, prompting sheriff’s officials to warn against leaving valuables in vehicles.
Most of the thefts have been from cars at trailhead parking areas, according to Ron Ryan, Pitkin County investigative coordinator. Although several trailheads have been affected, the thefts increased this past weekend primarily at Conundrum and Cathedral trailheads on Castle Creek Road.
Windows were shattered in most of the break-ins, Ryan said, and cash was reported stolen. Some jewelry and small electronics have also been taken, he said.
Anyone who has information about the thefts or has seen anything unusual around trailhead areas should call the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office at 920-5300.
Ryan said if locals or visitors plan to use trails in Pitkin County, they are advised to keep all valuables at home or in a hotel safe.