Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies on Wednesday morning were investigating a burglary thought to have occurred overnight at Farrow Repair Service along U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs.

Photo by Matt Stensland

Routt County Sheriff's Office deputies on Wednesday morning were investigating a burglary thought to have occurred overnight at Farrow Repair Service along U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs.

Sheriff's Office investigating burglary at business west of Steamboat

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Editor's note: The story has been updated to reflect the estimated value of the stolen items and the estimated time of the burglary.

The Routt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary thought to have occurred overnight Tuesday at a west Steamboat Springs business.

Undersheriff Ray Birch said officers still are determining what was taken from Farrow Repair Service, and he estimated the value of the known stolen items to be about $5,000. Birch did not want to say what was taken because he was worried publicizing that information would make it harder to tell whether potential witnesses were telling the truth.

“We’re aggressively doing follow-up to identify individuals involved,” Birch said.

Farrow is located along U.S. Highway 40 west of Steamboat Springs across from the Steamboat Golf Club and the Riverbend Cabins. Birch said the family-run business that sells and repairs farm equipment and machinery has been operating since 1955. Birch said the family-run business that sells and repairs farm equipment and machinery has been operating since 1955. Birch said the family-run business that sells and repairs farm equipment and machinery has been operating since 1955.

Birch said no arrests had been made related to the burglary, which is thought to have occurred sometime between 11 p.m. Tuesday and 5 a.m. Wednesday. Birch said the owner discovered the burglary Wednesday morning. It occurred in the main building on the property and included vandalism.

Birch said such burglaries are rare in Routt County.

“To my knowledge, we’ve had very few thefts in the county, especially burglaries,” Birch said.

Anyone who may have information about the burglary is asked to contact Investigator Ken Klinger at 970-870-5518.

— To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247 or email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com

Comments

Joyce Hartless 2 years, 10 months ago

I have deep respect for local law enforcement. But I wonder, if residential burglaries were taken as seriously as business burglaries, would this have happened? Contrary to what Mr. Birch's statement implies, my home, located very close to Farrow's, was burglarized earlier this year. There have been no leads, only instigated follow up, and no results.

These vandalizing burglars have gone too far. Mr. Farrow has suffered much the last few years. I have every confidence the perpetrator(s) will be caught and severly punished because they have struck not only a local business, but a beloved member of this community.

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