WALSENBURG/PUEBLO — A mechanic field service vehicle owned by Huerfano County was stolen Monday and recovered later the same day in Pueblo West, where one suspect was arrested. At about 1:13 pm September 7, a report was made that a 1994 Dodge pickup with a utility bed had been stolen following a break-in at the Huerfano County Shop off of Russell Avenue. Walsenburg police investigated the scene and determined the county shop garage door had been kicked in and the vehicle stolen. Police put out a description of the vehicle on the statewide crime computer system and the truck was spotted by a Pueblo County Sheriff’s deputy at about 3 pm Monday in the Walmart parking lot in Pueblo West. Pueblo authorities kept the vehicle in sight until two people approached the vehicle and began to enter it. Jayson Sheffield, 30, of Walsenburg was arrested on initial charges of burglary and motor vehicle theft and was booked at the Pueblo County Jail. Accompanying Sheffield at the time of his arrest was Devin Pino, who, according to
Walsenburg Police Chief Tommie McLallen, has not been charged in connection with the alleged theft at this time. The vehicle was recovered undamaged and Huerfano County employees were going to Pueblo earlier this week to get and bring back the truck. There was no immediate damage estimate to county property where the break in happened. Police noted the keys to the vehicle had been left in the ignition, however, the truck had been parked in the locked county shop garage.