Car stolen from recipient of local Habitat housing |

Car stolen from recipient of local Habitat housing

Reid Williams
Summit Daily file photo/Brad OdekirkLisa Kanamu, seen here in September at her under-construction Habitat for Humanity home in Breckenridge, had her car stolen on Halloween night.

SILVERTHORNE – Lisa Kanamu’s life was going great. Summit County’s most recent Habitat for Humanity home recipient spent Friday at work, then running around town trick-or-treating with her kids before settling in for the night with some pizza. Things changed when she got up to go to work Saturday.

Kanamu, a resident of Blue River Apartments in Silverthorne, found someone had stolen her car during the night. Kanamu said she was not only devastated by losing her sole means of transportation, but saddened by the missing contents of the car. Inside were her children’s backpacks (still plump with Halloween candy), the kids’ winter jackets, her purse (with plenty of important documents), tools she was holding for one of the Habitat for Humanity volunteers and paint the organization provided her for her new home in Breckenridge.

“I can’t believe it,” Kanamu said Saturday, after filing a report with Silverthorne police. “I know you shouldn’t leave things in the car, but I was tired from such a long day and couldn’t carry everything back up to the apartment when we got home. That car is all I have.”

The missing car is a 1990 Chevy Suburban, gray on top, black on the bottom. Kanamu said it’s easily identifiable by its cracked windshield, tinted windows, large frog sticker on the back and peace symbol sticker on the bumper.

Kanamu said she hopes police can catch up to the thief, who left a flashlight and screwdriver at the scene. She added it seemed ironic that a thief would steal a car from a low-income apartment complex where residents have the least to lose.

“It’s just sickening,” Kanamu said.

Reid Williams can be reached at (970) 668-3998, ext. 237, or

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