Farmington police investigate burglary at Masonic Lodge

The Daily Times staff
A Navajo rug was one of several items taken during a burglary at the Masonic Lodge in Farmington.

FARMINGTON — Farmington police want to know who burglarized the Masonic Lodge and made off with $16,000 worth of property — including some swords and a crown.

The burglary was reported around 8:26 a.m. on May 22 at the Masonic Lodge at 114 N. Behrend Ave.

Several items were taken, including nine swords, a silver crown with rhinestones, two Navajo rugs and a silver display platter engraved with the words "Four Corners happening" and a squaring compass, according to a Farmington Police Department Facebook post.

Farmington Police spokesperson Georgette Allen said the stolen property was worth more than $16,000.

Two types of swords were taken.

Five Veil swords were described as two-feet long with black handles, black sheaths, red leather holsters and silver blades

Four Knights of Templar swords were described as 30-inches long with white handles.

One of the Navajo rugs is described as two-feet by three-feet. It is gray, red and white with a squaring compass on it.

Anyone with information is asked to message the Farmington Police Department Facebook page referencing case #18-34728.

Anyone who wishes to be anonymous is asked to call San Juan County Crime Stoppers at 505-334-8477.