Police Briefs

Man refuses to pay bar tab in full,
steals $5.50 in drinks

11:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, Rockabillies Bar, 12363 W. 64th Ave.

Police were called to Rockabillies Bar after a customer refused to pay his tab in full. The manager said the man had been drinking there throughout the evening, and when it came time to close his tab, he paid $43 for a $48.50 bar tab.

When the manager told the man to pay the total amount, he stated “I’ll owe you,” and left the bar. He walked westbound toward the 6500 block of Ward Road.

The man is described as a medium-build Hispanic man approximately 5-feet-8-inches or 5-feet-9-inches tall with a mustache and wearing dark pants, a leather jacket and a light collared pin stripe shirt.

The manager had no information on where the man lives and did not know his last name.

Identity theft noticed after
fraudulent bank account was opened

9:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, police report made by telephone

A woman filed an identity theft report with Arvada Police after a fraudulent bank account was opened under her name.

On Jan. 14, Capital One Fraud Protection left a woman a voicemail about a possible fraudulent account under her name.

On Jan. 15, the woman spoke with a Capital One representative who told her an account was opened in her name and the account had a zero balance, which raised a red flag for Capital One.

The woman said she never had a Capital One account.

There was no information available about a possible suspect or whether the account was created online or in person.

The victim placed a fraud alert with the three credit bureaus in addition to filing a police report.

Fight in alley leaves man with minor
injuries, no criminal charges filed

8:57 p.m. Saturday Jan. 19, 9100 block of Oberon Road

A man was attacked by an “old friend” while in an alley way in Olde Town.

Police reported to the victim’s apartment, which is in the 9100 block of Oberon Road, following the incident where police saw the victim had a cut on his lower lip and abrasions on his knees.

The victim told police he was in a back alley behind the library in the 7500 block of West 57th Avenue when an “old friend” approached him from behind.

The suspect ran up behind the victim unexpectedly and pushed him to the ground. The man then pulled a knife on the victim.

When he attacked, the subject was wearing a mask; after pulling out the knife, he removed the mask and said “I want you to see who’s doing this.”

The suspect had made threats to the man before because of his anger regarding who the victim is engaged to.

The victim knocked the knife from his hand. The suspect then kicked and hit the man and left.

The victim laid in the alley for about an hour and was unable to call police because his phone was dead.

The victim said his fiancee was interested in getting a restraining order, but no criminal charges were filed regarding the case.

Suspect steals empty cash boxes
through drive-through window

4:22 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, Starbucks, 9901 West 58th Avenue

A drive-thru window was damaged, but no money taken, during a late night robbery of a Starbucks.

An unknown person kick the bottom right corner of the drive-thru window, knocking the window frame off its tracks, but not breaking the window.

The person is suspected of having reached through the window to steal two cash boxes without entering the building. Police were unable to find any fingerprints on the window or counter.

The reporting party, a employee of Starbucks, said nothing was missing when the coffee shop closed at 10:30 p.m. the night before. Nothing else was missing besides the two cash boxes. The store leaves the cash boxes empty when it closes, so no cash was taken.

There are no suspects in the case.


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