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Old 12-17-2009, 06:55 PM
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Angry Got burglarized ...

Somebody broke into my shop and office.

They stole my ORIGINAL motor from the Grand National that was on a stand ready to go back into the car. Dirt bags used my cherry picker to lift it into their truck. Stole computers, my collectable diecast cars that were on display (some of them dating back to 1988).

I have pictures and boxes for almost all of the stuff and it's pretty oddball (I mean who steals BUICK parts!?). My theory is that some Jeep rock crawler wanted a GN motor (popular around here). It's gotta be someone who cased the joint too.

They also broke into our Jayco camper and ripped out the stereo/TV, stole the wireless weather station and everything was rummaged through. Still finding odd things missing.

Weird thing, they didn't take any tools that I can see ... kind of a smash and grab type of thing. Took some MK speakers I had in the office (I really liked those), but left the UPS, but took the friggin' $30 router! They also swiped the wireless console to my weather station ... which won't work without the sensors on the pole out in my back yard!

It happened at exactly 12:06 (when the shop router disconnected, my weather station can't send records to weather underground, so I know when it quit). Dogs never barked (we are out in the country a little on a 3 acre lot) and they always bark when someone pulls in the driveway. I'm thinking they may have gotten scared off by someone driving by or something.

Good news though ... the Larimer county sheriff 's office has taken it seriously ... crime scene forensic guy took tire tracks, DNA from doorknobs and the engine stand and cherry picker. I found a crumpled up receipt that must've fell out of one of the dirt bag's pockets for cashing a check at Wal-Mart (dur dur de dur) ... they pulled video at WalMart, traced the check and ID to a "frequent flyer" thief that lives on the North side of town.

My neighbor across the way is an ex Capt. in the CHP, so he and I played junior detective all day ...

I'm so pissed and wished/woulda/coulda that I'd heard something or saw something.

Everybody look out ... world is full of scum.

UPDATE:

My engine was recovered! They busted this guy that had it and I had to go pick it up, take to the county evidence shed so it could warm up. The next day they took fingerprints/DNA off it before I could take it home. It's all tucked in safe and sound back in the shop. The oil pan has some dents, the header collectors might need to be worked on a bit (some scrapes and dents) and they lost a couple of my expensive SS aircraft V-Band clamps. But at least I have it and the guy is back in jail while they continue to look for the other accomplice(s).

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR TURBO BUICK DIECASTS FOR SALE on Ebay, CraigsList, etc?
Here's a list of my diecasts that are missing ... I'd love to find the other guy(s) and recover my stuff. Any help is appreciated!

1970 Boss Mustang
1983 GMP Buick Race Car "Tweaked"
1984 GMP Buick T-Type
1985 Buick Grand National
1986 Buick T-Type
1986 Buick T-Type
1986 Buick Grand National
1987 Buick Grand National FIRST RUN
1987 Buick GNX "Project Xray"
1987 Buick GNX
1987 Buick T-Type
2005 Pontiac GTO
2006 Pontiac GTO
2005 Pontiac GTO
2007 Warren Johnson GTO ProStock
2004 Cadillac CTS-V Race Car
Scale Model Grand National tool set
1995 Warren Johnson Oldsmobile ProStock
2007 Warren Johnson SIGNED 1:43 scale
Joe Amato Top Fuel Dragster
Scale model Lift with tools
McLaren M8A Race car
1998 Warren Johnson Firebird Prostock
2005 Warren Johnson Grand Am Prostock
1970 Buick GSX
1970 Buick GSX
1972 Buick GSX

The above are irreplaceable to me ... they mean a lot to me since many were gifts and I've had many for almost 20 years.

I figure with the theft of these, plus all the computers, electronics, laptops, tools, software, etc. I'm looking at maybe a $35,000 loss. I can replace the electronics and such, but the diecast stuff is special. I'd really appreciate it if everyone keeps their "internet detective" badges handy?

Lemme know IMMEDIATELY if anyone runs across anything? THANKS!
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:16 PM
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Default Re: Got burglarized ...

Ken THAT F'N SUX
I HATE SCUMBAG THIEVES!!!!
I am glad to hear that you at least got something back and that the police are taking it seriously.... i will keep an eye on ebay etc....

question if they caught the guy red handed with the engine - did he already get rid of all the other stuff or is there a chance he stashed it away somewhere?


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Old 12-17-2009, 08:35 PM
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Glad to hear the engine is back in proper hands. A lot of labor has gone into that.

As for the other items, we'll all be watching out. Look at Atomic Mall as well. Some hating eBay have migrated there.
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Old 12-18-2009, 12:04 AM
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Default Re: Got burglarized ...

The guy had help so the working theory is the accomplices had the other stuff.
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That sucks hope you get your stuff back and catch the others.
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that sucks to hear, ill keep an eye out on ebay and such.. Glad to hear you got the engine back
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Old 12-28-2009, 02:15 PM
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Default Re: Got burglarized ... UPDATE

An update ...

As things progressed, one morning I wake up and see a bunch of garbage bags on the end of my driveway. Take a little stroll out in the chill and see some of my stuff poking through the holes in the bags!

The laptop is laying there (broken) but there, plus I recognize a couple other things that I didn't even know were missing! I also see a note attached that apologized and pleaded for me to "not press charges". Sorry, that is up to the DA/Law Enforcement ... outta my hands.

I called dispatch and reported that I was "unburglarized"! After she stopped laughing, the deputies were dispatched along with an evidence technician. They scooped it all up and took it back for processing (and I'm waiting for the OK to go at least inventory the stuff).

I just got paperwork for "Victim's Impact Statement" that list the two guys they charged. Looks like they served the warrant on Christmas Eve ... that must have sucked! Turns out one is a neighbor's adult kid ... For crying out loud! That explains how they knew what was there (I used to have HOA meetings in my shop, and sometimes the kids would tag along). That makes me feel a bit better, but we'll see how much damage and how much of the stuff is returned.

What a friggin' hassle ...

Picture of some of the returned stuff dumped in my driveway ...
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Angry Re: Got burglarized ... UPDATE

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Looks like they served the warrant on Christmas Eve ... that must have sucked!
"God bless your sorry a**, MFers..."

Certainly they did this while on vacation from their day jobs...
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good grief, i hope they get what they deserve
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Old 12-28-2009, 07:38 PM
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"God bless your sorry a**, MFers..."

Certainly they did this while on vacation from their day jobs...


I've filed a Victim Impact statement, so reimbursement will be part of whatever sentencing deal they work out with the DA. Colorado will garnish wages and will confiscate income tax refunds if there are outstanding judgements (like this) ...
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