Pair jailed after IHOP incident
Investigation of a report of customers leaving the International House of Pancakes without paying led to a pursuit and the eventual arrest of a woman who could face charges of felony menacing and a man who could face charges of forgery.
The call came from the International House Of Pancakes about 8 a.m. Feb. 10. Officers arrived as the suspects were trying to leave the area in a maroon Ford Mustang. The suspects refused to stop and sped away. Officers were told not to pursue them.
Business employees told the officers the 26-year-old man tried to pay a $48 bill for three people with a forged $100 bill.
When the waitress refused to accept the forged bill and when she refused a small amount of money offered, the trio left the business. Business employees tried to stop them but the 26-year-old woman in the trio got into the car, told the two men with her to get in, started the motor and reportedly tried to run over the waitress.
Police searching the area saw the Mustang and stopped it, but then the Ford sped away again. Later, the car was abandoned and the three people were located and arrested, two of them after a short foot chase. The trio was identified by witnesses at the restaurant.
The 26-year-old man and the 26-year-old women were arrested. The third member of the trio was released. The two who were arrested were taken to Arapahoe County jail. The 26-year-0ld woman could face charges of second-degree assault and felony menacing and the 26-year-old man could face charges of forgery.
Fire discovered; two arrested
An Englewood police officer on patrol saw smoke coming from a small garage, investigated and found four people in the lower level of the building had a small fire going to keep warm.
The fire was discovered about 3 a.m. Feb. 16 in the 3600 block of South Bannock Street. The investigation found the smoke from the fire had filled the upper level of the garage where a man was sleeping.
Fire department personnel were called and provided medical care to the man in the upper level and made sure the fire was out.
Officers checking the area found small amounts of methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia. Officers arrested a 23-year-old man who possessed drug paraphernalia and powder that tested positive for heroin. At the same time, a 54-year-old man was arrested for possession of powder that tested positive for methamphetamine.
Police and the Arapahoe County Impact Team are continuing the investigation.
Jaywalker arrested on warrant
A man stopped for not using the crosswalk in the 3900 block of South Broadway resulted in discovery the man had a warrant issued for his arrest plus the discovery he was carrying a powder that tested positive for heroin.
The police officer stopped the man about 7:45 p.m. Feb. 8 and the suspect initially gave the officer a false name.
The 57-year-old man was detained and consented to be searched. Officers found a syringe and a small plastic bag containing what tested positive for heroin.
The man was positively identified and a check showed a felony warrant had been issued for his arrest.
The Arapahoe County Impact Team was notified and one of the agents asked Englewood police to put the man in Arapahoe County jail on the warrant and leave the drug charges pending while the investigation continued.