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Joshua Beasley is accused of residential burglary, disposing of stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm

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FARMINGTON — A Farmington man is accused of breaking into his cousin's garage and stealing more than 20 items, including cash, an iPad, tools and a bicycle.

Joshua Beasley, 30, was charged on May 11 on accusations of residential burglary, disposing of stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to court records.

He is accused of breaking into the garage of the victim's home in the 3700 block of North Dustin Avenue sometime between April 6 and 7, according to the arrest warrant affidavit.

He has no legal representation regarding the charges, according to court records.

The victim told an officer for the Farmington Police Department his garage door had been forced open, and property from the garage and a truck parked inside was stolen.

About $2,500 in cash was stolen, along with debit and credit cards, his driver's license and his Social Security card. More than 20 items in total were stolen, including an iPad Air tablet, multiple sets of tools and drills, a pink bicycle and a motorcycle helmet.

The victim learned one of the stolen credit cards had been used at Citizens Bank, 500 W. Broadway Ave., and Four Corners Community Bank, 500 W. Main St., earlier that day. The officer reviewed security footage from an ATM at Citizens Bank and found a photo of the possible suspect. The footage showed a white male, about 6 feet tall, wearing a black or blue hoodie, blue jeans and mechanic's gloves with a cloth over his face, according to court documents.

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The officer was unable to get a positive identification from the security footage, and the case was referred to a Farmington Police Department detective. On April 19, the victim told the detective he suspected his cousin Beasley may have committed the burglary, according to court documents.

Following an investigation by Farmington police, a search warrant was executed on April 20 at Beasley's residence in the 400 block of North Behrend Avenue. A rifle, two magazines, unknown shotgun and handgun ammo and tools belonging to the victim were found in Beasley's bedroom.

Beasley had a felony drug conviction in 2013 and he pleaded no contest to possession of a controlled substance in 2008, according to court records.

He was being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center this afternoon on a $16,000 cash or surety bond. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for him at 8:30 a.m. on May 24 in Farmington Magistrate Court.

Beasley is set for a July 31 jury trial in district court on a separate receiving stolen property felony charge, according to court records.

Joshua Kellogg covers crime, courts and social issues for The Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4627.

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