Monte Vista man pleads guilty to burglary of US Post Office 


DENVER — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announced that Edward Anthony Medina, 60, of Monte Vista, pleaded guilty to burglary of a United States Post Office. 

According to the plea agreement, on Dec. 19, 2021, the defendant knowingly broke into the Monte Vista Post Office, located at 150 Washington St., Monte Vista, with the intent to commit larceny. Once inside, Medina accessed multiple safes and stole $702.91 in cash belonging to the United States Postal Service. 

United States District Court Judge Raymond P. Moore presided over the change of plea hearing on July 12. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 23. 

The United States Postal Inspection Service in Denver and the Monte Vista Police Department conducted a joint investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Albert Buchman handled the prosecution of the case. 

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