The Pueblo County Sheriff is commending the Pueblo West Neighborhood Watch Program and other residents who called to report tips that helped to catch a burglary suspect.
Deputies say the first tip was received on March 23. That person reported seeing a man in the 900 block of Calle de Caballos Dr., in Pueblo West, dropping off loads of items in the early hours of the morning.
Later that evening someone else called to report a suspicious truck in the 1100 block of E. Holiday Dr., also in Pueblo West. Deputies were sent to that area, and found the truck abandoned.
They patrolled the area and spotted a man, later identified as Gary Biby, 50, jumping the fence of a storage facility. Biby ran from the deputies and managed to escape at that time.
Deputies discovered, however, that the vehicle was registered to an address in the 900 block of Calle de Caballos Dr. With a search warrant, deputies found stolen property from several cases inside of the vehicle.
A warrant was issued for Biby’s arrest and he was eventually caught in the 500 Block of Acero Ave in the City of Pueblo. That arrest also led deputies to find additional stolen items, which were collected as evidence.
Detectives say they are working to identify and contact the owners of the stolen items, but so far they don’t know how many individual burglaries were committed.
The Sheriff’s Office says they expect additional felony charges and additional arrests in this case.