Police Briefs

Woman’s car gives out on railroad tracks

4:03 a.m. Monday, June 17, train tracks north of the 5700 block of Sheridan Boulevard.

A woman’s car was towed after it stalled and died on the railroad tracks.

A man was driving to work when he saw a black 2000 Honda Civic parked on the railroad tracks with flat tires.

The man reported the vehicle to police. Police had it towed by Connolly’s Towing and contacted its owner.

At 5:21 a.m., police contacted the owner. The woman said she was driving to Olde Town Arvada at about 8 p.m. June 16. She got lost and thought the dirt road running near the tracks was a shortcut.

She told police it was getting dark when her car gave out and got stuck on the tracks. The woman said she called friends to help her move her car, but when they were unable to, she took a taxi home and was going to call to have it towed that morning.

Police gave her Connolly’s Towing’s information to get her car back.

Unknown person throws eggs at parked car

9:29 a.m. Friday, June 21, 9100 block of 81st Lane

A woman reported mischief in her neighborhood after her car was egged overnight.

The woman’s 2005 red Ford vehicle was parked on the street near her residence when an unknown person or persons threw eggs at the vehicle between 5 p.m. June 20 and 8:30 a.m. June 21.

There was no damage to the vehicle.

The woman was not able to provide police with any suspect information.

Man caught taking items from thrift store’s donation storage

9:49 p.m. Monday, June 24, Family Thrift Center, 6655 CSH 121

Police contacted a man after he was seen walking behind the Family Thrift Center.

The man was walking away from the back lot of the store where donated items are stored when officers stopped him.

The man told police he walks behind the thrift store all the time when he goes on walks with his daughter.

The man was holding two glass vases as police spoke to him; he said he got them from behind the store.

The man cooperated with police and put the vases back with the other donated items.

Nearly 30 vehicles trespassed over night through open doors

Tuesday, June 25, multiple locations in regard to trespassing

In the early morning hours, officers were called to three separate locations — W. 58th Avenue and Van Gordan Street, W. 74th Avenue and Deframe Way, and 66 th Avenue and Kipling Street — regarding vehicles being entered overnight.

About 28 vehicles were entered through open doors. The unknown suspects took small items from the vehicles, but left other items of value. Many victims had nothing taken.

Most victims were located by investigating officers during area checks because their vehicle doors were left open or ajar.

Woman issued summons for leaving dogs in van in 95-degree heat

7:27 p.m. Sunday, June 26, Tea Garden Chinese Restaurant, 10290 Ralston Road.

A woman was issued a summons for animal cruelty after she left three dogs in their kennels inside a vehicle in 95-degree heat.

The woman told police she was in the Tea Garden Chinese Restaurant for about 40 minutes and left the front windows open and parked her van in the shade.

Two pomernanians and a labrador were left in the back of the van in individual kennels; one Pomeranian was given a dish of water, but the other two dogs did not have water.

When police arrived, he reported, he saw the dogs were panting heavily; the outside temperature was 95 degrees.

The officer was not able to locate a temperature gauge to measure the temperature inside the van, but an animal warden officer said it could easily have been hotter than 100 degrees in the van, even with the windows open.

The animal warden officer also advised that Pomeranians have a double coat and therefore do not dissipate heat as well as other breeds.

Based on the outside temperature at the time of the call, the lack of water for two of the dogs and the fact about the Pomeranians’ coats, the responding officer issued the dogs’ owner a summons.


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