Englewood Police Report

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Car fire ruled arson

Investigators have determined that a fire that destroyed a 1997 Ford Thunderbird in the alley behind the 4900 block of South Delaware Street was arson.

Police were called about 6:20 a.m. Aug.18 by a resident who reported the car fire. He also told police that, while he was passed out, a burglar came into his house, took a number of electronic items and cut a hole in his pants pocket and took his car keys.

The case is still being investigated.

Jaywalker arrested for drugs

An officer stopped a 34-year-old for jaywalking, and eventually the man was arrested for possession of controlled substances.

About 6:45 p.m. Aug. 18, the officer stopped the man for jaywalking near Oxford and Broadway.

The report said the suspect was nervous but did give the officer to search his backpack, where officers found a plastic bag containing material that tested positive for methamphetamine. There also was a glass pipe and a needle containing clear liquid.

The Multi-Jurisdictional Arapahoe County Impact Team detective was called and came to the scene.

The suspect was arrested and taken to the Arapahoe County jail. He could face charges of possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

Stolen motorcycle recovered

A routine traffic stop resulted in the driver’s arrest and recovery of a stolen motorcycle.

The officer stopped the motorcycle about 11:30 p.m. Aug. 15 in the 2800 block of South Broadway because the 34-year-old man on the Harley-Davidson wasn’t wearing eye protection.

A routine check showed the 1993 motorcycle had been reported stolen in Denver on Aug. 12.

The 34-year-old motorcyclist was arrested and, according to the police report, told officer he knew the bike was stolen.

He was taken to the Arapahoe County jail. He could face charges of theft by receiving and traffic violations.

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