Teen suspected in Hayden break-ins
July 11, 2014
Steamboat Springs — A game camera commonly used by hunters was used to help identify suspects in several break-ins in Hayden.
Michael D. Grubbs, 18, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of 11 felonies related to burglary and trespassing.
On Friday, his bond was set at $20,000 in Routt County Court.
According to an arrest affidavit filed in Routt County Court, a resident came to the Hayden Police Department on Thursday and said about $200 worth of alcohol was taken from a refrigerator on her front porch in the 700 block of East Washington Avenue on Monday. The resident also reported someone had broken into her car during the past six weeks and several dollars in change was taken.
The resident borrowed a game camera from a friend, and the camera was used to capture images of two males going through her refrigerator early Thursday morning. Police recognized one of the males, who was a juvenile. According to the arrest affidavit, police interviewed the juvenile, and the juvenile reported he and Grubbs were the males pictured in the game camera footage.
"Mr. Grubbs and (the juvenile) have been suspects in three other burglaries and eight vehicle trespasses, occurring over the past couple of months," the affidavit states.
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Grubbs told police he did not do whatever police were there to arrest him for, the affidavit states.
Grubbs was arrested on suspicion of eight counts of first-degree criminal trespassing and three counts of second-degree burglary.