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Burglars strike liquor store two times in the same week

SILVERTHORNE – For the second time in less than a week, Silverthorne’s Blue Valley Liquor was burglarized.

But this time, in addition to a broken window, police found blood just outside the business’ doors.

“It appears he hurt himself, significantly enough that there was quite a bit of blood in the parking lot,” said Verna Pottle, Silverthorne police spokeswoman. “We believe the glass was broken, and the upper portion of glass dropped down (on the person).”



Authorities are not certain if the suspect or suspects are male or female.

Pottle has called local clinics and hospitals asking if anyone has come in with an unexplained injury. So far, those calls haven’t resulted in any leads.



Police were dispatched to the store about 6:40 a.m. Monday.

Last Tuesday morning, they also were called there and found a broken bay window and four missing liquor bottles. Like in last week’s incident, Monday’s thief or thieves didn’t take much.

“We don’t know if the same people have returned or if (the store’s owners) are just victims of a couple of random acts of violence,” Pottle said. “We don’t have any solid leads, and we don’t know if there was more than one person.”

Margaret Smith, who has owned the store for more than 25 years, said she’s saddened by the break-ins.

“We live in a nice community, and we’d like it to stay that way,” she said. “This doesn’t help matters. It makes all business owners feel a little bit frightened to lock up their businesses and go home for the night.”

The store is located on Highway 9 north of the Interstate 70 exchange.

Police are asking anyone who has heard something about the burglary or seen someone with a suspicious injury to call them at (970) 262-7320.

Jane Reuter can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 229, or by e-mail at jreuter@summitdaily.com


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