Mobile homes found in abandoned in Weld County fields


Two weeks ago, a series of abandoned mobile homes appeared on private property, rural county roads and pastures up and down the vast Weld County landscape.

Weld County Sheriff’s Office

An abandoned mobile-home trailer found in Weld County

And the sheriff’s office says there could be more out there.

So what’s the deal?

Weld County officials say a man dumped these trailers all over the county over the past two weeks to avoid a code violation. Authorities so far have found seven mobile homes, including one just across the Wyoming border. Most were discovered in northeast Weld County, near Briggsdale and Hereford.

The man, who has not been publicly identified, has been “somewhat cooperative” in helping county workers remove three of the trailers so far, said Joe Moylan, a Weld County sheriff’s spokesman.

The man has not been charged with a crime, Moylan said, and the case is being worked as a civil matter.