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Unlocked bike stolen from outside King Soopers

A boy’s unlocked bike was stolen outside of a King Soopers while he went inside the grocery store.

The alledged theft was reported at 2:08 p.m. Friday, March 29, at King Soopers, 12350 W. 64th Ave.

The yellow 18-speed Novara mountain bike used to belong to the boy’s deceased grandfather.

The boy didn’t have a lock with him, so he left his bike unsecured behind a concrete planter. He told police he did not see anyone around him when he left his bike.

He was in the store for about 20 minutes and saw his bike was gone when he came out, at which point he called his mother, who then called police.

Police asked King Soopers if the store had surveillance footage, but the loss prevention officers said they had a new surveillance system recently installed and it was not functioning at the time of the incident. Police searched the area and could not find the bike.

The serial number of the bike, valued at about $300, was not registered with the Arvada Police Department. There are no suspects in the case.

Flatbed trailer stolen from residence under construction

12:57 p.m. Saturday, March 30, 17300 block of W. 84th Drive.

A company trailer parked in front of a residence under construction was stolen.

The trailer was last seen by employees working for the construction company around 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28.

The 16-foot PJ car hauler flatbed trailer, valued at $2,575, had lumber piled on it. When the owner of the business went to the site after being told the trailer was stolen, he found the lumber laying on the ground and the trailer missing.

Police classified the case as a theft and entered the trailer’s information into the state database.

No usable evidence could be taken from the scene and there is no suspect information.

Man involved in hit and run at Taco Bell, leaving damage to building

10:12 p.m. Sunday, March 31, Taco Bell, 5325 W. 80th Ave.

A man in a white pickup truck is believed to have caused damage to a Taco Bell drive-thru after he hit several structures and fled from the scene.

Damage was done to the yellow tubular overheard clearance sign and a metal overhanging light structure attached to the order speakerbox and a metal awning mounted over the first drive-thru window was torn off.

Witnesses said they saw a white truck cause the damage and drew a picture for police.

An employee told police the man who ordered from the truck reportedly cursed at the drive-thru worker and sped off after striking the structures.

Witnesses saw the man leaving southbound on Sheridan Boulevard. Police checked the area and were unable to find the described truck or the missing awning.

Closed veterinary clinic broken into, nothing stolen

4:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 6200 block of Carr Street

A veterinary clinic that has been closed for about two years was broken into, but no items, including medication, was stolen.

The property owner went to check on the building on April 2. He unlocked the door and went inside to find a drawer open in the office area.

He then walked to the back of the clinic and found somebody had broken into his clinic through the skylight on the roof.

The glass of the skylight had all of its glass broken out and the false ceiling underneath it had collapsed to the floor, exposing pipes that were damaged.

The owner told police he believes the unknown suspects exited through the back door, which locks from the inside.

Nothing was taken from the clinic. There are no suspects in the case.

Man arrested for careless driving after hitting pedestrian

5:17 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 5300 block of Balsam Street

A man was arrested for careless driving resulting in injury after his vehicle collided with a pedestrian.

The man was driving northbound in the 5300 block of Balsam Street when he lost control of his vehicle and collided with a pedestrian, who was walking on the side of the road. The vehicle then collided with a power pole, snapping it in half.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital to be treated for broken ribs, a broken femur, a dislocated shoulder, a dislocated hip and several abrasions.

The driver was arrested and charged with careless driving resulting in injury.