TRE burglary suspects face additional charges
January 20, 2011
Additional charges are pending against two men accused in a series of burglaries in Topaz Ranch Estates.
East Fork Judge Tom Perkins advised Jakob Green, 22, and Adam Westmark, 21, that they would be arraigned on additional charges as soon as the district attorney’s office filed criminal complaints.
Additional charges against Green include residential burglary, grand larceny and possession of stolen property. He has been charged with burglary and possession of stolen property.
Westmark is expected to be charged with commercial burglary and possession of stolen property in addition to burglary, grand larceny and possession of stolen property.
They are due back in court on Feb. 9.
A third suspect, James DeLima Jr., 46, of TRE, is set for a hearing on Feb. 4.
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Perkins refused to release DeLima on his own recognizance, but reduced his bail from $25,000 to $10,000.
Prosecutor Tom Gregory objected to a lower bail, citing DeLima’s extensive criminal record that dates to 1974 and includes convictions for burglary, theft, driving under the influence and violation of a temporary restraining order.
Green and Westmark are suspects in one business and four residential burglaries in the TRE area, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
Between $15,000-$20,000 in stolen tools and miscellaneous items have been recovered, but authorities believe there may be more victims and unreported robberies that occurred in December and early January.
Investigators recovered a wood splitter, plasma cutter, a water pump that belonged to Topaz Ranch Estates General Improvement District, DVDs and other tools.
Capt. John Milby said Green and Westmark reportedly were stealing items to support addictions to heroin and other drugs.
For information, or to report a loss, contact Investigator Jon Storke at 782-9905.