Burial ground of stolen property found in Weld County | SummitDaily.com

Burial ground of stolen property found in Weld County

MIKE PETERSWeld County Correspondent

WELD COUNTY – A burial ground for stolen stuff was uncovered by Weld County sheriff’s deputies digging in the southeast corner of the county Tuesday.Found buried in a field were two cars – a Chevrolet Corvette and a Mercury Mountaineer – plus a power generator worth as much as $20,000. All of the items were apparently stolen from the Denver area.Deputies received an anonymous tip late last week, and one deputy went to the area where items were supposed to be buried – near Weld County roads 14 and 85, south of Roggen and about five miles north of the Adams County line.When the deputy partially uncovered a car, power equipment was borrowed from a farmer in the area, and the deep digging began.The cars were uncovered first, and deputies said they had been stripped, then the frames were buried. The generator, which was in a box about the size of a refrigerator, was wrapped in the tarp and attached to a small trailer, which was also buried.Deputy Josh Noonan said the cars were apparently stolen, then buried to hide the evidence.Deputies were also contacting Denver area agencies to determine where the stolen cars came from. Supervisor Bill Spalding said if there are more Denver-area stolen cars at the site, deputies will probably turn it over to the investigating agencies to recover the vehicles. In some cases, insurance investigators may try to recover the items, because the companies already paid the insurance claims.The owner of the property was cooperating with the deputies and is not considered a suspect in the thefts.

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