Police Briefs

Thief steals $1,000 in coins from
apartment complex laundry machines

12:17 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31, 5300 block of Everett Street

Approximately 12 washers and dryers inside a laundry room at an apartment complex were broken into and money was stolen between Jan. 21 and Jan. 29. Based on estimates of usage, the manager believes about $1,000 was taken. It will cost $700 to have the machines repaired.

The coin vaults on the machine can be opened and closed with a screwdriver without causing damage to the machine. It wasn’t known the coin vaults were broken into until a collector tried to collect the money.

The laundry room is open 24 hours a day and anyone can gain access. There are no suspects in the case.

Man transported to hospital after falling through window

12:41 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 9100 block of Oberon Road

A man was transported to the hospital after he fell through a window while ”messing around” with friends.

An Arvada man and his friend, who was visiting from New York, were messing around and the friend pushed the Arvada man.

The man tripped backwards over his jeans and fell through his neighbor’s window. He was bleeding from his right arm and lower back when police arrived. Pridemark Paramedics were called to the scene and transported the man to the hospital.

The friend said they were just messing around also and it was not intentional. The friend was did not cooperate with police when they asked questions and flicked a cigarette at officers.

He was placed in handcuffs and detained by police.

Intoxicated man at Home Depot
receives summons for open container

6:21 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, Home Depot, 5215 Wadsworth Blvd.

A man was issued a summons for an open container of alcohol after he was found in Home Depot intoxicated and bothering customers.

When police arrived, the man was sitting on a bench near the store entrance and was visibly intoxicated as he slurred his speech, his breath smelled of alcohol and he needed assistance walking and standing.

After the man consented to a search, police found a bottle with about two inches of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey in his red duffle bag.

The man was placed into protective custody and issued a municipal summons.

18-year-old issued summons for theft, arrested for outstanding warrant

10:53 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 6600 block of Vivian Street

A man was issued a summons for theft by receiving and then taken to the Jefferson County Jail for an outstanding warrant after a stolen iPad was recovered in his room.

When a woman realized her iPad was missing, she called police and had her friend track its location.

According to the tracking, the iPad was believed to be in a home in the area of west 61st Place and Routt Street. The friend told the owner he could remotely lock the iPad and make it alert, causing a loud chirping sound. When police arrived at the suspected home, the homeowner invited police inside and said he and his wife own iPads. Police inspected the iPads and neither were the stolen one. The man said his 18-year-old son also had an iPad and his wife said she would check with him.

Police then called the owner’s friend and asked him to lock the iPad and within seconds a loud chirping sound was coming from upstairs. The son then came to the top of the stairs holding the chirping iPad.

The son said he found the iPad under his bed, but he did not steal it and blamed his friends, who he said come and go from the house often.

The owner of the iPad told police she wanted to persue charges against the young man because she did not know him and did not have permission to have the iPad.

When police ran a clearance on the man, they found he had an active Arvada warrant out. He was booked at the Arvada Police Department and was issued a summons for theft by receiving and jailed at the Jefferson County Jail on his warrant.

Tires of 17 vehicles in parking lot, neighborhood punctured overnight

6:37 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 6700 block of Wadsworth Boulevard

Seventeen vehicles within a three-block radius of Wadsworth had at least one tire punctured overnight.

Police responded to the 6700 block of Wadsworth after receiving a report of several flat tires in a parking lot.

Most the puncture wounds in the tires of vehicles in the parking lot and the surrounding neighborhood were toward the top of the tire.

The incidents occurred between when the victims went to sleep and when they found or were notified of the damage around 6:30 a.m.

There are no suspects regarding the incidents.


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