Men arrested at Weld Co. burial ground
WELD COUNTY – A bizarre case of cars buried in southeast Weld County took another strange twist Wednesday morning when a sheriff’s deputy arrested four men who returned to dig up the stolen goods.”It’s been said that someone will always return to the scene of the crime,” said sheriff’s supervisor Bill Spalding. “We didn’t think they’d really do it.”On Tuesday, the sheriff’s office reported they’d literally uncovered two stolen cars – a 2004 Chevrolet Corvette and a 2003 Mercury Mountaineer – which were buried in Weld County near the junction of Weld County roads 85 and 14, about five miles north of the Adams County line. In addition to the cars, deputies also uncovered a large power generator worth up to $48,000, which was wrapped in a tarp and buried near the cars.About 5 a.m. Wednesday, the owner of the land where the cars were buried called the sheriff’s office and said someone was in the area. Deputy Doug Claussen drove to the remote area southeast of Roggen and found four men were using a small earth mover to uncover the Corvette. He immediately called for backup, then – at gunpoint – ordered the four men to lie on the ground.Arrested at the scene were three Fort Lupton men, Adam Fresquez, 23, Michael Wrisk, 20, and J.R. Kuehn, 45, and a Hudson man, Javier Rodriguez 21. All have been charged with theft by receiving and are in the Weld County Jail.Sheriff’s spokeswoman Margie Martinez said they don’t know if the men knew the story of their buried items was in the news Wednesday, and it might have been a coincidence that they tried to dig them up on the same day the story appeared.The men arrived with the small loader on a trailer, which apparently was stolen, and was seized by the sheriff’s deputies. Also taken was the loader and the pickup the men arrived in.
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