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Helping a neighborhood handyman after his tools were stolen

Posted: 4:31 PM, Nov 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-08 20:51:01-05
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EDGEWATER, Colo. — The thieves behind a brazen daylight burglary in Edgewater may have been arrested and charged, but the tools that were stolen from neighborhood handyman William “Bo” Soto still haven’t been recovered.

“It has been hard on this entire community because he serves a lot of people,” Kelly Sennholz, who has hired Soto for several jobs, told Denver7.

HOW TO HELP: To give to the Contact7 Gives Fund and to William "Bo" Soto, click here.

Surveillance video shows two suspects backing a pickup truck and trailer into Soto’s garage in September. He says they made off with his prized motorcycle and thousands of dollars in tools, including welding equipment, a large air compressor, and other tools he uses to help his neighbors.

“Neighbor wants brakes down or a leaky faucet, that’s what I’m here for,” he told Denver7 in September. “Now I can’t help them because I don’t have the tools to do so.”

After the Contact7 story aired, Edgewater Police say they received several tips, and eventually identified Shannon Vicenec and Daniel Jobe as the individuals in the video. Vicenec was arrested. Jobe was already in custody in Denver on an unrelated charge. Soto’s motorcycle was recovered, but the tools have not been found.

Contact7 now wants to help the man who helps others, by asking the community for assistance in donating tools and funds to help replace Soto’s equipment.


Denver7 has created an easy way for people to help others in our community. We have featured the stories of people who need help and now you help them with a cash donation through Contact7 Gives. One hundred percent of contributions to the fund will be used to help people in our local community.