Breckenridge Police catch two suspects after marijuana dispensary burglary
On May 23, officers of the Breckenridge Police Department responded to Breckenridge Organic Therapy on Airport Road to investigate the burglary of the business. The initial on-scene investigation revealed that the suspects attempted to disable the security system, broke a window and entered the building during the night. Various items were taken from the business — the value of which was estimated at $6,000. On June 15, officers were called to a second burglary of the same business. Officers arrived and discovered the business had been burglarized in a similar manner as the first time. The suspects involved in the second burglary removed various items including two cash drawers — the total value of which was estimated at $9,900.
Similarities in both burglaries led officers to believe the two were related. Later that same day, police received information that the two cash register drawers had been dumped at a trailhead in the French Gulch area. Department personnel recovered the cash drawers, followed up on several leads and examined video footage from businesses in the area.
Those efforts led to the identification of a possible suspect. Search warrants were obtained for the suspect’s vehicle and his residence. On the morning of June 17, the warrants were served, and numerous items were recovered that were identified as having been stolen during both burglaries. Other items were also recovered in the residence that had been taken during several vehicle break-ins that had also occurred on High Street on June 15.
As a result of the investigation, 19-year old Kauihou Kanamu-Santos was arrested for the following:
• Second degree burglary controlled substance — forced entry nonresidence
• Third degree burglary secure box, apparatus, or equipment
• Criminal Mischief $1,000 – $4,999.99
• Theft — $5,000 – $20,000
• First degree criminal trespass automobile
• First degree criminal tampering
• Second degree burglary — forced entry residence
• Unlawful possession of a controlled substance
The defendant has been charged in two pending cases and is currently in custody at the Summit County Jail. His bond in both matters is set at $15,000, and his next court hearing date is July 12.
A second suspect, a juvenile, was also identified as being involved in the burglaries.
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