Sheriff’s Office makes arrest in burglaries

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men for a string of burglaries in the Black Forest area.

According to a report from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, two suspects were arrested on Oct. 3 for more than 20 business burglaries in the Black Forest area and three in the Cimmaron Hills area.

The burglaries have involved multiple business suites in the 12600 and 11500 blocks of Black Forest Road, the 6800 block of Silver Pond Heights and one burglary in the 6900 block of Shoup Road.

The investigation also identified similar burglaries in the 7300 block of McClain Point, 500 block of Hathaway Drive, and 700 block of Valley Street in the Cimarron Hills area. Hunter Cody Shackelford, 23, was arrested and booked into the El Paso County jail on one count of second degree burglary concerning theft of prescription drugs a Class 3 Felony and multiple counts of second degree burglary a class 4 felony. Shackelford is held on a $10,000.00 bond.

Kylie Jo Mardon, 22, was arrested and booked into the El Paso County jail on two counts of false information to a Pawn Broker a class 6 felony and posted a $1,000 bond.

Since Sept. 22, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office has been investigating reports of more than 20 business burglaries in the Black Forest area.

In each case, the suspects forced entry into the businesses and a variety of property items were taken. The investigation resulted in the arrests of these two suspects and the recovery of a large amount of stolen property, reports said.

As the investigation continues additional charges are anticipated and the business owners affected by these crimes will be contacted to identify the recovered property.

Anyone who believes they are a victim of similar crimes is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 390-5555.