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Woman issued summons after attempting
to steal food from 7-Eleven

11:46 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 7-Eleven, 7355 Ralston Road.

A woman reportedly tried to steal items from a 7-Eleven store, but the items fell out of her jacket in front of the manager before she left the store.

The manager recovered from the woman sharp cheddar cheese, valued at 99 cents; a club stacker sandwich, $3.99; a cheddar cheese stick, $1.39; and an ice cream sandwich, $2.99. The woman denied to police that she tried to leave the store without paying for the items, but was unable to explain why they fell out of her jacket. Arvada Police served the woman a municipal summons for theft and a trespass notice, per the manager’s request.

Woman’s purse stolen from
business during dance class

7:14 a.m. Thursday, May 30, business on Grandview Avenue

A woman was taking a salsa dance class at a business on Grandview Avenue when her purse was stolen from her dance shoe bag. The purse was taken between 11 p.m. May 26 and 1 a.m. May 27; her bag was left in an unsecured area of the business.

Her purse was gold colored and valued at $5. Inside her purse was her USAA Master Card credit card and debit card and her Chase Visa Credit Card, all three of which she canceled.

In her purse was also her iPhone, valued at $900 to replace, and $20 worth of cosmetics. The woman was not able to provide any suspect information regarding the theft.

Woman loses $2,500 through email scam

11:11 a.m. Monday, June 3, police report made via phone

A woman made a report to police about a scam she fell victim to that caused her to lose $2,500. On June 3, the woman received a text message from Chase Bank where a representative told her a stop payment order had been placed on a check she deposited into her account. The check drawn on May 24 for $2,500.

The woman told police she received the check when she answered an email advertising $300 in weekly payments to people willing to wrap their vehicles with an advertisement for Monster Energy Drink.

She received the check on May 28 after she answered the email from her husband’s email address. She deposited the check into her account and was told to forward the remaining amount, minus the $300 payment and $155 Moneygram fee.

She lost $2,500 in the transaction.

When the woman called the number on the email, a man named Christian promised to send a new check. Police told the woman to assume any checks received from the man in the future is fraudulent.

Police also advised that the woman report the fraud to the federal law enforcement website concerning internet fraud and to contact the Jefferson County District Attorney’s office’s bad check program for possible restitution or small claims court filing information.

Unknown person reportedly shot bullet
through U-Haul store’s window

11:19 a.m. Monday, June 3, U-Haul, 6200 block of Wadsworth Blvd.

An unknown person reportedly shot a bullet through the window and into the ceiling of a U-Haul store.

When an employee arrived on the morning of June 3 she found debris from a ceiling tile on the floor; later another employee observed a hole in the east-facing window.

Police found what appeared to be a bullet fragment on the floor in between the hole in the window and the ceiling tile. The reporting employee found another portion of a bullet fragment closer to the west side of the store. The window was valued at $1,000 and the ceiling tile at $20.

The last employee left the store at about 5 p.m. the previous evening and there were no known issues with customers or former employees. The windows have an alarm for a glass break, but it did not appear to working.

0Police dispatch said there were no reports of fireworks or shots fired in the area. The bullet fragments and photographs of the scene were entered into evidence.

There is no suspect information at this time.