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Burglaries on rise in Carbondale

Jeremy Heiman/The Aspen Times

— Has Carbondale’s small-town feel been tarnished by several random burglaries to businesses and homes in the past year? Some locals think so.

This year’s crimes don’t match the 2007 spree of close to 40 burglaries in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt – in which eight individuals ultimately faced charges – but this year’s incidents have been enough to unnerve victims and their neighbors.

Restaurant Six89 was burglarized in late May, the same night Ella, another restaurant on Carbondale’s Main Street, reported an attempted burglary, according to police reports.

Lari Goode, co-owner of Six89, said the restaurant was entered by way of an upstairs window. Law offices on the second floor were also burglarized.

Six89 was entered again in mid-October, said Goode, who thinks someone hid in the building until closing time. Again, not much of value was taken.

The owners since have added new locks and a security camera system.

Three other restaurants in Carbondale reported burglaries around the same time as the first Six89 break-in.

Goode said the crimes should receive more attention, so business owners and residents know they should take precautions.

“We would have made some changes then if we knew they were starting to hit restaurants,” Goode said. “People need to be a little more conservative than they’ve been in the past.”

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