Typically, car break-ins and vandalism fall short of making headlines, but the small-time crimes are costing residents some big-time dollars in the past six months — more than a half million of them.
Hundreds of stolen goods found in a storage unit are linked to nearly 60 crimes in the Denver metro area since September. Police are now trying to reunite the stolen items with their rightful owners. The East Metro Auto Theft Team helped uncover the stolen goods as part of an investigation that started in October.
Every 43 seconds, a car is stolen in the United States, which is close to a million vehicles per year. Former car thief Steve Fuller was himself convicted six times for stealing cars. Hundreds of other times, Fuller said, he was able to successfully get away with it.
Colorado State Patrol troopers recovered multiple guns and drugs after a car chase that started in Broomfield on Friday afternoon. The chase started near West 144th Avenue and Zuni Street when troopers tried to stop a stolen Jeep driven by a suspect who had allegedly just committed a burglary in Thornton, according to a news release from the state patrol.
When 62-year old Dale Hohmann walked out of a local King Soopers to see someone driving away in his truck, he was shocked. His mind didn’t immediately go to his truck, or his checkbook and wallet inside it, but to the small shih tzu puppy sleeping in the back seat.
Auto thefts here jumped in September, prompting police to warn both residents and motorists visiting from Yuma County to take steps to protect their vehicles.
A Denver Grand Jury has returned a 75-count indictment against 10 people accused of running a racketeering operation that involved mail theft, auto theft and counterfeit checks, affecting more than 270 victims throughout the metro area.
Kyle Stephen Landreth, 27, was arrested on suspicion of motor vehicle theft after Colorado Springs police said the anti-theft tracking device installed in a stolen pickup truck helped locate it.
Two men Colorado Springs police think might have been getting ready to perform a burglary on Halloween were caught before they could commit the crime.