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Woman charged with theft for stealing,
trying to consign parent’s coats

3:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 7000 block of Deframe Court

A woman was issued a municipal summons for theft after stealing two of her parents leather coats and selling them at a thrift store. The suspect’s father realized two leather coats, valued at $200 and $280, were missing in December 2012.

On Feb. 1, he took his daughter to a thrift store because she wanted to look at pants. When they arrived, an employee of the thrift store gave the woman $15.

The employee told the man that his daughter brought in three coats to sell on consignment, which gave her half of the sales cost. The employee told the woman that the third coat had not sold, and pointed it out. The man recognized it as his wife’s coat.

He explained to the employee that his daughter stole the coats and brought them to the store to sell. She then returned the third coat to the man. Police went to the man’s home and interviewed the daughter, at which point she admitted to stealing her parents’ coats and trying to sell them.

The couple said they wanted to press charges against their daughter and police issued her a municipal summons for theft.

Unknown suspect steals $200 bicycle
from open garage

3:16 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 10000 block of West 67th Place

A man’s mountain bike was stolen from his garage after he left the garage door open.

One of the man’s neighbors saw a white man in his 30s or 40s with short blond hair and thin build acting suspicious near the fence of the burglarized home. He then put on a black stocking cap, entered the open garage and left with a red and black mountain bike. The owner of the bike said he was playing basketball an hour before and must have forgotten to close the door.

The bike is estimated at $200. Police searched the area for the bike and the suspect and were unable to find either.

Man issued summons for DUI,
driving on wrong side of highway

Saturday, Feb. 16, Wadsworth Boulevard and West 72nd Avenue

A man was arrested for a DUI after police followed him driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of 72nd Avenue.

An officer saw a 2007 Chevrolet traveling faster than 80 mph southbound on Wadsworth. The vehicle then turned into the westbound lane of 72nd Avenue and began traveling east. Police in the eastbound lane followed the vehicle with light and sirens activated to warn other drivers.

The man then turned northbound onto Vance Street and stopped in the 7200 block, at which point police made contact with the driver, the sole occupant.

His speech was heavily slurred and he smelled of alcohol. The man told police he had a few beers at a friend’s house and was going home. He agreed to roadside sobriety tests and failed. The man admitted to police that he was intoxicated and should not have been driving. He was placed under arrest for DUI and transported to the Arvada Police Department.

Dispatch advised officers the man also had a protection order against him which said he was not allowed to possess or consume alcohol. He was issued two summons — one for driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and another for driving a vehicle on the wrong side of a divided highway. The second was issued for a violation of a protection order.

He was then transported to Jefferson County Jail for violating the protection order.

Unknown suspect fractured front window
of business, no other damage

8:50 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17, 9500 block of 58th Avenue

A business owner called police after a business alarm company notified him of a broken window at his business. When police and the owner arrived on scene, they found a large fracture in the front glass plate window. The window was not broken, the door was still locked and the store seemed to be otherwise undisturbed. Police searched and secured the building. Damage is estimated to be about $1,000.

Woman files identity theft report following hold on bank account

11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, report made at Arvada Police Department

A woman reported a case of identity theft after a hold was placed on her Wells Fargo account after a collection company claimed she owed $1,600. The woman’s account was $615.94 and then went down to zero with a notation of ”balance being held.”

A Wells Fargo banker told the woman her account was being held due to a garnishment for an outstanding $1,600 debt she reportedly owed on a Capital One credit card from 2006. She told the banker she was 16 in 2006 and did not have a Capital One card. Wells Fargo legal consultation gave the woman the collection company’s information. The collection company representative told the woman the same information. She told the collection agency she did not have a card.

The woman was sent an identity theft packet and was told to fill it out and send it back to the collection company. She was also told to file a police report about identity theft.

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