Key Taken During Puffer Theft Likely Used To Enter House

Denver, Colo – One man is in custody and another on the run after entering a Denver home Tuesday morning using a key stolen from a puffer SUV.

Denver police said a black Yukon was stolen last Friday when it was left running outside a house on the 2700 block of South Depew Street. Then, just before 5 a.m. Tuesday, two men used a key likely from the stolen vehicle to enter the home.

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Aurora Police Go Out On Puffer Patrol

Aurora, Colo – It can be tempting to warm up your car on cold days like Tuesday morning. But you would be breaking the law if you did.

Dozens of people learned that the hard way in Aurora as officers executed a city-wide “puffer” operation Tuesday morning. Warming up your car could leave you out in the cold.

“It invites crime. It invites a thief to steal your vehicle,” Aurora police Officer Patricia Perea said.

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2016 Puffer Week Combines Education and Enforcement to Combat Auto Theft

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Holly Franklin, 303-832-2700 ext. 221
Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Chair, 303-790-0216
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2016 Puffer Week Combines Education and Enforcement to Combat Auto Theft
New Auto Theft Poll: Majority of Coloradans agree leaving cars running unattended is a top way cars get stolen, but 34% admit to leaving their car puffing even though it’s … Continued

Brighton police capture man who led police on chase in stolen car

Brighton, Colo – Police announced Saturday night they had arrested a 24-year-old man they believe drove a stolen Lexus into a patrol car while escaping and then stole a pickup after he crashed the first stolen car.

Cesar Irreza is being investigated for multiple possible violations, according to a Brighton police news release. The convicted car thief is on probation, according to court records.

A witness called police at 5:45 p.m. Friday after spotting a fugitive driving a stolen white Lexus near North 19th Avenue and Longs Peak Street in Brighton.

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