Hayden man taken to hospital for evaluation after his burglary-in-progress report is unsubstantiated

Scott Franz

— A Hayden man was taken to Yampa Valley Medical Center on Monday to be evaluated after police officers did not find a burglar in the man’s home as he claimed.

The man called police around 9:30 a.m. to report someone was in the bottom story of his home robbing him. He told dispatchers he was in the top floor of the home and could not speak freely.

Police then surrounded the home.

The man who called police then climbed out of a window and onto the roof of the home on Spruce Street and yelled to police that someone else was still inside his house trying to rob him.

Police searched the man’s home and found no other person, nor any signs the house had been robbed or entered by anyone else.

“It turns out there was no burglary,” Hayden Police Chief Greg Tuliszewski said.

Tuliszewski declined to elaborate on the reason for the medical evaluation other than to say it could determine if medications or a medical condition led to the unsubstantiated burglary report.

“He truly believed someone was breaking in,” Tuliszewski said. “We could find no evidence of that.”

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