Police in Monument, Colorado arrested a pair of alleged burglars on Thursday afternoon, who were trying to break into a home in an evacuation zone for the Waldo Canyon wildfire, which destroyed 346 homes on Tuesday and Wednesday. 38 year-old Belinda Yates and 36 year-old Shane Garrett were arrested and charged with charges including second degree burglary and theft. The two were also reportedly in possession of methamphetamine and a weapon, and will be charged for them accordingly.
The two suspects are being held at the El Paso County jail, and are scheduled for a bail hearing on Friday afternoon. The Colorado Bureau of Investigations, who assisted in the arrest along with El Paso County Sheriff's deputies, is leading an investigation to determine whether Yates and Garrett targeted other evacuated homes.