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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Holly Franklin, 303-832-2700 ext. 221 Carole Walker, Coloradans Against Auto Theft Chair, 303-790-0216 Twitter: @StopAutoTheftCO Facebook: ColoradansAgainstAutoTheft 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 … 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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Colorado Springs homicide victim’s vehicle stolen, recovered in Cañon City

CAÑON CITY, Colo. — A vehicle stolen from a Colorado Springs homicide victim was found in Cañon City Tuesday, according to police.

Cañon City police said around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday, an officer spotted a “suspicious vehicle” in the parking lot of the Walmart. The officer tried to pull the vehicle over, but it left the area. Police investigated further and learned the vehicle was stolen, and was wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in Colorado Springs.

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