Ralston burglars caught on video, others sought

Posted at 4:41 PM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-13 18:30:41-04

Good police work nets three arrests in a rash of Ralston burglaries.  Ralston police are investigating who else is involved, and if there's more victims.

Since the end of March, Ralston PD believe the men were stealing items from businesses in the industrial area near 77th and Sadler Circle, including A 72nd Street Storage, Sadler Electric Inc., and Cold Storage Inc.

Authorities caught on that they had returned to the storage facility more than once to commit crimes, so they jumped into action.

"It appeared that they were going to come back obviously, so we developed a game plan through my sergeant and one of my officers and we executed that the other night,” said Dep. Chief Marc Leonardo with the Ralston Police Dept.

David Jorgensen, 18, Adam Robinson, 22, and Zachary Elliott, 18, are booked for multiple counts of burglary and theft on Tuesday.  They allegedly committed at least 5 thefts at 3 locations.  Police caught them with numerous stolen items.

"They took tires and rims, mostly tools, power tools, hand tools, a pop up tent, anything they could get their hands on anything they could get their hands on to use themselves or sell," Dep. Chief Leonardo explained.

Bob Sadler's owned Sadler Electric in Ralston for 30 years.  His business was victimized last week.  Sadler showed KMTV the surveillance video of four suspects cutting holes in their fence and rummaging through all their vehicles for tools.

"It's terrible, and we try doing what we can to prevent it,” Sadler explained. "Out of the 35 years I've been here, 30 years I've been here they've (RPD) been just excellent to work with and really proactive."

Now, Ralston police are investigating if others were involved and if they committed other thefts.

The Douglas County Attorney’s Office will decide on the actual charges that the three suspects face.

All of them are being held at the Douglas County Jail.