Sheriff seeks tips in missing shed case

The Daily Times staff
A shed that was stolen from a property on County Road 3180 is pictured.

FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help identifying the suspect or suspects who pilfered a shed from a property on County Road 3180.

Sgt. Candice Montoya said Friday the 10-foot-by-14-foot wooden storage shed is beige-colored and was stolen from the property at No. 24 County Road 3180 sometime between Oct. 5 and Oct. 12.

Montoya said track marks near the shed suggest someone backed a trailer up and loaded the shed onto it.

"It may not actually have an attached foundation," Montoya said. "But it would take a lot of work to move it. You need a trailer, a winch."

Montoya said the property owner believes a former tenant may have sold the shed, which is valued at between $2,500 and $3,000.

Montoya said the tenant had not been located for questioning.

"Unfortunately, this is one of those cases where we don't have anything to go on, other than tracking down the former tenant," she said.

Montoya said detectives are hoping the individual who purchased the shed will come forward.

Anyone with information about the theft can contact Detective Robert Tallman at 505-334-7741. To report information anonymously, contact San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.