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Duo steals $500 in merchandise from grocery store

9:15 p.m. Monday, July 8, King Soopers, 8031 CSH 121

Two unidentified people stole about $500 worth of merchandise from a King Soopers store on June 30. A loss prevention agent with the store reported the theft to police on July 8.

At 11:22 p.m. Sunday, June 30, a man and woman entered the store.

The man went directly behind the service desk, took two cartons of cigarettes and left the store. He returned, grabbed a basket and took three more cartons of cigarettes before exiting again.

He entered the store a third time with a basket, placed beer in the basket, covered it with rolls of toilet paper and left again. The man returned to the store a final time and took more cartons of cigarettes. He then moved his ”older model Burgundy car” further away in the parking lot and waited for the woman.

The woman entered the store with a cart and put random, unidentified items in it before placing the items in a laundry basket and leaving the store without paying while employees weren't looking.

The pair stole $350 in cigarettes, $50 in beer and $100 in other various items.

Employees were not able to get the license plate number of the vehicle. According to surveillance footage, the man was an older white man with a bald head and wearing a blue shirt and the woman had black hair and darker skin and was wearing a red shirt and black shorts.

Unknown person breaks truck's window with rock

9:45 p.m. Thursday, July 11, McDonald's, 14825 W. 64th Ave.

A man's vehicle was broken into while it was parked outside of a McDonald's.

The man told police he parked his Dodge 2500 pickup truck outside the restaurant at 9 p.m. on the north side of the parking lot. At approximately 9:30 p.m., the man went outside and noticed his driver side window was broken out.

The truck's window was shattered and a small rock, about one inch in diameter, was lying on the driver seat. The damage was approximately $200.

There is no suspect information regarding the case.

Unknown man steals lawnmower from garage

5:26 p.m. Friday, July 12, 6600 block of Ingalls Court

A man reported a stolen lawnmower to police after he saw an unknown person take the mower from his neighbor's garage.

The man who witnessed the theft said he saw a red 1970s Datsun pickup truck driving up and down his block slowly. He said he had two ATVs parked in front of his home and was worried that the individuals in the truck might try to steal them.

After driving by three times, an unidentified Hispanic male in his mid-20s got out of the truck and stole a lawnmower from a neighbor's garage. An Hispanic man in his 40s with a mustache and wearing sunglasses was driving the truck and the duo left eastbound on W. 66th Avenue.

The witness said he never saw the truck before.

The victim told police he and his wife were in their home at the time of the burglary, but their garage door was open to cool off the garage.

The lawnmower, a Toro rear-bag model, was worth approximately $300. Nothing else was missing from the garage.

Woman reports harassing messages from ex's new partner to police

5:51 p.m. Friday, July 12, report made at Arvada Police Headquarters, 8101 Ralston Road.

A woman made a harassment report to police after receiving harassing text messages from her ex-boyfriend's partner.

The woman said she received about 40 harassing text messages from the other woman throughout the day. The new partner is now the step-mother of the woman's children and the woman must talk to her to see her children.

Police looked at the text messages and saw things such as ”They call me mom,” ”I'm a lot smarter than you” and ”You're doing well for 28, not owning a house, in-and-out of jail” as well as comments about the woman's weight and having relations with the ex-boyfriend while the victim was still with him.

The victim replied numerous times with statements about her age and intelligence, but never tried to end the conversation.

Police told the woman to end communications with the other woman and inform them if she continued to send harassing messages.

Police also spoke with the new partner who said she was provoked by the woman and did not trust her. Police told the woman to stop messaging the victim to avoid any sort of future criminal charges.

Man uses fake bills from unknown source to pay for items

5:09 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, Costco, 5195 CSH 121

A man reportedly unknowingly used counterfeit money to purchase items at a Costco store.

A store manager was working the cash register when he checked out a man, his wife and two children from Conifer. The man bought $30.78 worth of merchandise and paid using four $10 bills.

Sometime after the customer left, the manager noticed the bills were counterfeit. He told police he could tell by the texture and design of the bills and the fact that all four had the same serial number.

Police contacted the man using his Costco membership information and the man was reportedly shocked that he had used counterfeit bills and did not know they were fake. The man could not remember where he obtained the bills.