Man reported missing after car found charred

Pueblo police are asking for the public's help in locating a man reported missing Oct. 9, the day the charred remains of his car were found in the prairies about 25 miles east of Pueblo.

The missing man was identified as Benjamin Clark, 34, of the 1000 block of East 11th Street, according to police Sgt. Eric Bravo. Clark is described as a white male with brown hair, brown eyes, 6 feet tall and about 195 pounds.

"We're trying to track down his last known activities," Bravo said. "We just interviewed his girlfriend today."

According to Bravo, Clark has a history of drug use.

The unidentified girlfriend reported Clark missing after a sheriff's deputy called her on Oct. 9 to report that Clark's Pontiac Grand Am was found with its paint burned to the metal on a rural property on 62nd Lane. Bravo said the girlfriend said she saw him the day before his car was found, but was not alarmed because he had disappeared for brief periods of time in the past.

"We took cadaver dogs out there, but they came up with nothing," Clark said.



Tracy Ray reported to police that early Saturday morning someone took her 1992 Ford Explorer parked in the lot of Belmont Lodge, 1601 Constitution Road. Ray told Officer Ron Oreskovich that she parked the vehicle at about 12:30 a.m. and two hours later, she noticed it was gone. She said a bowling bag with equipment was left in the spot where her vehicle was parked. Ray also reported a computer and camera were inside the vehicle. She estimated her loss at $2,625.

Also in Belmont, Clarence Elliott reported to officer Greg Harris that overnight Saturday someone took his 1995 Dodge Ram parked in front of his residence in the 100 block of Normandy Circle. Elliott told Harris there was a generator, several shovels and a tool box in the truck. He estimated his loss at $5,000.



Vandals broke the front window of Bodies by T, 304 W. Fourth St., early Sunday morning, according to a report by officer Bernadette Lambert.

Terry Taylor, owner of the business, said he estimated the damage at $1,100.


Augustin Montes, 38, of the 1600 block of East Routt Avenue, was arrested Monday morning on a warrant for second-degree burglary, harassment and third-degree assault. He is being held late Tuesday in Pueblo County jail in lieu of $8,000 bail.

Angel Sergio Olvera-Diaz, 21, who was reported as homeless, was arrested Monday morning on suspicion of sexual assault. He remained in county jail on an immigration hold.

Isaic Lee Salazar, 29, address unknown, was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, unlawful distribution/manufacture/dispensing a controlled substance, use of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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