Two men were arrested March 21 for allegedly operating a motor vehicle theft ring spanning the state. The two were caught by employees of a Golden storage facility, where they were keeping the stolen goods, according to a press release from the city of Golden.
Golden residents Edwin Scott Fulbright, 35, and Marty Lynn Randolph, 29, were arrested and charged with four counts of aggravated motor vehicle theft, two counts of third degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and theft.
Golden police declined to comment because the case is still under investigation.
Employees at Golden’s Colfax West Mini Storage, 18180 W. Colfax Ave., first called Golden police to report several storage units had been broken into. An employee said he saw two men and one woman walk around the facility after closing time the night before, carrying items out of storage units, including a green garbage bag.
Police aren’t releasing the woman’s name because they are still searching for her. She and Fulbright were arrested about three weeks ago in Bloomfield, N.M., for possession of a stolen motorcycle from Denver and a stolen pickup truck from Brighton.
As police investigated the burglary, another employee doing an inventory of the storage units discovered a blue 1980 Chevrolet Scottsdale pickup truck in a unit meant to be empty, according to the release. Police determined the truck was stolen March 17 from Westminster.
The owner of the truck told Westminster police the criminals were two white men in a dark blue or black Ford F350 dually pickup truck with four doors and no front license plate.
The same day, police received another call from the staff at Colfax West Mini Storage. An employee told officers the vehicle described by the Westminster man was in the storage lot, along with two men. They were hauling a four-wheel ATV on a trailer behind the truck.
Officers contacted the men as they were putting fuel into their black Ford F350 pickup. Both men were in possession of burglary tools, according to the statement. Police identified the vehicle as stolen from Alamosa. They also had a motorcycle stolen from Westminster, two four-wheel ATVs stolen from Montezuma County and other items stolen from the storage facility, according to the statement.
The men were arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail where they were held on $20,000 bonds. Fulbright bonded out Sunday, but Randolph was still in jail at press time. Golden police are investigating the case and searching for more suspects.
Police did not release photographs of the suspects because photo lineups are still pending, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jacki Tallman said.