Police Investigate Foxworth Burglary


The Payson Police continue their search for a suspect or suspects in the burglary of the Foxworth Galbraith Lumber Company Sept. 14.

Lt. Don Engler said the burglary may have been interrupted when an officer made a traffic stop in front of the store.

"We think it's possible that it scared off the suspect," Engler said.

Police were dispatched at around 10:30 a.m. and found several items including ladders, two-way radios and tool belts laying outside the fenced yard.

"It appeared that the suspect had gone over the fence in the rear of the building and had entered one of the structures there -- not the main one, but one of the adjacent buildings," Engler said, "and had put a considerable amount of things over the fence to be picked up later."

The suspects did manage to take a couple of ladders, Engler said.

"But we recovered quite a few items they did not get from the property," he said.

Engler said they are following some strong leads and believe it's possible that more than one individual may be involved in the burglary.

"We do have some suspect information and a considerable amount of evidence to help us," Engler said. "We are continuing to work the case."

Anyone who might have information on the burglary is asked to contact Det. Matt VanCamp at (928) 474-5177.

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