STOLEN - Native American Pottery - Cortez, CO

Theft at Cortez, CO Gallery, April 13, 2005

The Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary that occurred on or around April 13, 2005 at Mesa Indian Trading Company and Gallery, just outside Cortez, Colorado, where unknown persons stole approximately $121,000. in irreplaceable Santa Clara pots and plates, some dating back to the 1920s. There was also damage done to the property to gain access to the gallery.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Montezuma Crime stoppers at 970-565-4243 between the hours of 8am and 5pm Monday through Friday or Detective Lt. Steve Harmon, Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office at 970-565-8452 ext 320.