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The house wasn’t for sale: Man is charged with burglary, trespassing

Naomi Havlen

A man was arrested Saturday evening and charged with burglary and criminal trespass after he allegedly entered a home on Red Mountain and was caught by the property manager.Kenneth Henry Rosenbaum, 50, was in Pitkin County Jail yesterday after being arrested at gunpoint on Red Mountain Road. The property manager for the home called police and said he found Rosenbaum coming out of the house around 5 p.m.A police report says that nothing appeared to be missing from the home, but a “diamond and gold tester” was found in one of the suspect’s pockets.The property manager told police he had seen a gold Nissan backing down the driveway that afternoon when he left the home to run some errands. Morgan said that though the suspicious car left the area, when he returned the car was parked across the street from the home.Morgan told police that he entered the home’s garage, and a man walked out of the house from the kitchen door. When Morgan asked what the man was doing in the house, Morgan said the man said, “Wasn’t this house for sale?” Morgan told police Rosenbaum said he was inside waiting for a real estate agent.The property manager called police while Rosenbaum allegedly walked down the road toward his car as Morgan, following him, described the man and told them his license plate number as they approached the car.Police arrested Rosenbaum farther down Red Mountain Road. He is charged with two counts of second-degree burglary and two counts of first-degree trespass. According to a police report, a subsequent search of Rosenbaum’s car turned up a plastic “diamond container” and three jewelry magnifying glasses.Aspen Police Detective Jim Crowley said on Monday that Rosenbaum is also a suspect in attempted burglaries of other residences in Aspen and Snowmass.Naomi Havlen’s e-mail address is nhavlen@aspentimes.com


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