Police Briefs

Unknown vandal removes golf course sign, puts in resident’s yard

2:52 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, 6900 block of Nile St.

A man filed a police report after he found a vandalized sign in his backyard, which faces Westwoods golf course.

The man told police that between 10:30 p.m. July 22 and 5 a.m. July 23 someone pulled a Colorado Division of Wildlife sign out of the ground on the Westwoods golf course, climbed over into his yard and attempted to stick the sign into the grass in the middle of his backyard. He found the sign lying face down at about 5 a.m. July 23. The man said the sign did not damage his yard. The police department has been patrolling the golf course in golf carts at night because of increased vandalism, and the man reported the incident to the golf course manager as well.

Gasoline siphoned out of woman’s vehicle

11:22 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 8700 block of Chase Drive

Gasoline was siphoned from a resident’s vehicle while it was parked in her carport.

Between 12:30 p.m. July 23 and 9:30 a.m. July 24, approximately $30 worth of gasoline was siphoned out of a woman’s 2004 silver Hyundai Santa Fe.

The woman toldpolice the vehicle was unlocked and was not damaged in the incident. A lever inside the vehicle opened the gas tank, and the vehicle did not have a locking gas cap. There is no suspect information in the case.

Woman warned about illegality
of panhandling

11:49 p.m. Thursday, July 25, Lowes, 5405 Wadsworth Blvd.

A woman received a verbal warning from police for panhandling in the Lowes parking lot. While on patrol, an officer saw a woman approach a man who was sitting in a van parked in the parking lot.

The two had a brief conversation, the man handed the woman an item and she walked away.

The officer asked the woman if she had asked the man for money, and she said she did. The woman identified herself and presented her Colorado ID.

The officer tried to contact the man, but when he went to the van, the vehicle was empty. Because there were no witnesses or victims in the incident, the officer released the woman with a verbal warning telling her that panhandling is illegal in Arvada.

Motorcyclist believed to have slashed truck’s tires following altercation

7:40 p.m. Saturday, July 27, Texas Roadhouse, 5515 Vance Street

The tires on a man’s truck were slashed outside of Texas Roadhouse following a traffic altercation.

The man said he suspected a motorcyclist to be the person who slashed his front and rear driver’s side tires.

On his way to Texas Roadhouse, the man told police, he swas exiting onto Wadsworth Boulevard from I-70 when he saw a motorcycle zipping in and out of traffic.

When he and another vehicle were making a left turn from Wadsworth to 55th Avenue, the motorcycle was in front of them and made a very wide turn, cutting off both drivers.

The man honked and raised his hands and said he knew the motorcyclist saw him. When the man turned into the Texas Roadhouse parking lot, the motorcycle continued westbound.

After having dinner, he and his wife returned to the truck and found his tries flat. The man said he suspects it was the motorcycle driver because no other vehicles were damaged, and he has a very distinctive truck with a lift kit, roll bars and custom paint.

The tires and wheels were also custom, meaning the man would have to replace all four at once, he told police, costing about $3,000.

Between the descriptions provided by victim and two witnesses, police gained a vague description of the suspect.

The man was believed to be white, about 6 feet tall and 215 pounds. He was wearing regular street clothes and a yellow full-face helmet with white-blond hair sticking out from under it.

The motorcycle was described as a cross between a street bike and a dirt bike, and was red with boxes or packages strapped to the back of it. The witness was not able to see the motorcycle’s license plate number.

There is no further information and no suspect has been identified in the case.

Man fled municipal court, tracked and arrested after losing shoe

3:45 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, Arvada Municipal Court, 8101 Ralston Road

A man was arrested after fleeing the Arvada Municipal Court and being tracked by a K-9 unit using a shoe the man lost while running.

The man was wanted for traffic warrants, but ran from the court buidling, 8101 Ralston Road. As he ran, he lost a shoe in the driveway of the post office.

Police set up a perimeter, and an Arvada Police K-9 unit arrived to provide backup and track the man using the scent from his shoe.

The K-9 tracked the scent through yards and parking lots before a witness reported seeing the man run into Memorial Park. Officers then saw him running west in the creek, and the K-9 unit responded to the scene.

The man was taken into custody without incident at 4:12 p.m.

The man was charged with disobeying a lawful order and resisting arrest. He was booked, fingerprinted and transported to the Jefferson County Detention Facility.

The man was also issued a summons to appear in Arvada municipal court for the same charges.


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