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Teens arrested after stealing puffing pickup, crashing near elementary school

February 11th, 2020

  “Police say that while the victim was grabbing his coffee Tuesday morning, a group of teens jumped into his Toyota and started backing out. The victim saw what was happening and chased his truck. The teens got away, but not before crashing into a light-green Honda CRV — that had also been reported stolen.” … Continue reading “Teens arrested after stealing puffing pickup, crashing near elementary school”

Fewer Drivers On Denver Streets As Snow Piles Up

February 7th, 2020

  “As the morning rush hour wrapped up on Friday morning, Denver agencies noted an unusually low number of accidents in the metro area. The Denver Police Department tweeted out, in part: “You done good, #Denver – we close out the AM rush hour (delay starts included) with just 25 crash reports.” Source: CBS Read … Continue reading “Fewer Drivers On Denver Streets As Snow Piles Up”

Suspects On Meth Are Hard To Take Down With Tasers, So Many End Up Dead In Colorado

February 5th, 2020

  “Things really took a turn for the worse when he decided it would be a good idea to steal a semitrailer truck and make a run across Colorado’s Eastern Plains.” Source: CPR News Read the article, here.

Nearly 50 Puffer Cars Reported Stolen Last Month In Denver

February 5th, 2020

  “Police want to remind drivers not to leave their vehicles running unattended in the cold weather. Last month, at least 47 puffer cars were reported stolen in Denver.” Source: CBS Read the article, here.

It’s going to be really cold —Don’t become a victim while ‘puffing’

February 4th, 2020

  “DENVER — Bitter cold temperatures often brings a rise in something law enforcement consistently warns against — “puffing.” Source: 9 News Read the article, here.

Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2019

February 3rd, 2020

  The Auto Theft Intelligence Coordination Center (ATICC) has prepared the following assessment regarding the occurrence of motor vehicle theft in Colorado, during the period of January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019. Data used in this report is sourced from the Colorado Stolen Vehicle Database Repository administered by the ATICC. The repository contains records … Continue reading “Assessment of Motor Vehicle Thefts in Colorado 2019”

February is a popular month for stealing cars that are very easy to steal

February 3rd, 2020

  “More cars were stolen in Denver last February than any other month.” Source: Denverite Read the article, here.

Pueblo police find 10 puffers in 1 morning

January 30th, 2020

  “11 News reporter Kasia Kerridge embedded with officers this week as they drove around trying to find puffers — before the bad guys did! The ride-along lasted from 6 a.m.-8 a.m.” Source: KKTV Read the article, here.

262 stolen vehicles per month in Colorado Springs during 2019

January 29th, 2020

  “CSPD statistics show many cases could be prevented” Source: KOAA Read the article, here.

Car stolen while puffing recovered; Pueblo police need help finding suspect

January 28th, 2020

  “The vehicle was stolen from the 100 block of Gamble Lane just before 7:30 Tuesday morning. Police say the owner left their keys in the ignition with the vehicle running — easy pickings for a crook.” Source: KKTV Read the article, here.