Tuesday, March 23, 2004
A Hayden home was burglarized late Friday or early Saturday. The burglar took $60 in cash, but caused about $400 in damage by breaking two windows, police said.
Justin Gevara, 22, said he left his home at Meadow Village Trailer Park, 1100 W. Jefferson Ave. Lot 27, about 11 p.m. Friday with a friend to go to Craig. When they returned about 2:30 a.m. Saturday, they noticed the window next to the front door was broken.
"My friend told me I didn't need to unlock the door," Gevara said, pointing to the window. "The first thing I did was go inside and look around. I wanted to make sure nobody was in the house."
Gevara called the police and then inspected the rest of the house. He found items knocked over or out of place, a second broken window and the cash missing from a drawer.
The burglar or burglars broke one window to get into the house, found a locked room, went back outside and broke a second window to get into the locked room, Hayden police Officer Darin Falk said.
"I'm not sure why they didn't get away with anything (besides the $60)," Falk said.
A television, computer, stereo, cell phone, clothes and stack of DVDs were untouched, Gevara said.
"I haven't slept much since then," Gevara said. "I don't know why they came in or if they would come back. If they did it once, it could happen again. They could have been after me. I've been keeping to myself and working a lot."
Gevara's father, Anthony Lorenzo Gevara, 44, owns the home, but stays there only on weekends, spending the rest of the week in Craig. He said he was in Craig at the time of the incident.
"Normally, our dog wouldn't let anybody in here," Anthony Gevara said.
The case is being investigated by the Hayden Police Department, which should be contacted if anyone has any information. Call 276-3232.