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Air let out of Penske truck tires
in front of private residence

7:01 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 10700 block of Allendale Drive

An unknown suspect let the air out of the tires of a Penske moving truck in front of a private residence.

The homeowner and his wife rented the truck because they were moving to Boston. The man awoke because his dogs were barking around 2 a.m. April 13. When he looked outside, he saw two men in dark gray hoodies walking away from his home.

The two men were reported getting into a four-door car across the street and drove away. A diesel pickup truck was also reported leaving scene at that time. The homeowner said he suspected a woman who applied to rent his house was involved because he had denied her application.

Police contacted the woman, and she denied involvement in the situation. She said she was sleeping at 2 a.m. because of her early work schedule. The truck and its tires were not damaged.

Man steals laptop from computer
store while ‘checking out’

12:15 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Like New PCs, 7320 W. 52nd Ave

An unknown suspect stole a laptop computer from Like New PCs after telling the manager he wanted to purchase it.

The suspect, a black male 6-feet to 6-feet-2 inches tall with an athletic build, told the manager of the store he wanted to buy a silver and black HP Probook 6550B with an Intel Core I52.4 Ghz processor. The computer is valued at $399.99.

The manager unlocked the laptop and carried it to the front register. When the manager turned his back momentarily, the suspect grabbed the computer and ran out the door.

Witnesses outside the store told the manager they saw the man leave in a dark green ”get-away car” driven by an accomplice. The vehicle went east on W. 52nd Avenue.

The suspect was wearing a black cap with a shiny sticker on top of the bill, sunglasses, a short-sleeve shirt with blue and white horizontal stripes and blue jeans.

The manager submitted three surveillance images of the man, but there are no identified subjects at that time.

Man arrested for displaying gun
with magazine at bar

10:16 p.m. Saturday, April 13, Red Lion, 9502 W. 58th Avenue

A man was arrested and transported to the Jefferson County Jail after showing a loaded gun to patrons while at a bar.

A man reportedly was bragging to fellow patrons at Red Lion that he had a gun and at one point removed it from his person, removed its magazine and showed it to a fellow patron. He did not point the gun at anyone or make any threats.

Police found a man matching the suspect’s description sitting at a bus stop in the 9500 block of W. 58th Avenue.

As the bus approached the stop, police arrived and the man attempted to board the bus, The man was detained and officers found a Glock .40 caliber pistol with a magazine containing nine rounds under the bench on the concrete.

After being arrested and read his Miranda Rights, the man agreed to speak to police. He said he was at the bar and had five drinks, but the gun was not his; he told police the man who left the gun had just got on the bus and they “let the real bad guy get away.”

Police said the man was visibly intoxicated. Other bar patrons identified the man as the man with the gun at the bar.

The man was transported to the Arvada Police Department, where an officer completed a summons and a warrantless affidavit. The man was then transported to the Jefferson County Jail.

Woman’s car stolen from driveway
while left running, unattended

8:48 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, 6700 block of W. 51st Avenue

A woman’s car was stolen from outside of her residence when she left the running vehicle unattended.

The woman was warming up her white Ford Taurus, left it momentarily to go inside and get her infant to put in the car and when she returned, the car was gone.

The car was in her driveway facing north and was unlocked.

Inside the vehicle was an infant car seat, the woman’s pink ”Guess” purse and baby sunglasses and a tiara hanging from the mirror. The woman’s driver’s license was also in her purse.

The woman did not see any suspects, but a neighbor did see a suspicious person near the home.

A neighbor was warming up his car and scraping ice off his car when he saw a suspicious man walking westbound on the north sidewalk of 51st Avenue.

After seeing the man disappear to the west, the man locked his running vehicle and went inside his home momentarily. When he returned, his neighbor’s car was gone.

The suspicious person was described as a 5-feet-10-inches tall Hispanic male with short brown hair and approximately 18-24 years old. The neighbor said he wasn’t appropriately dressed for the weather, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, gray baggy pants and white tennis shoes.

There are no suspects in the case at the time.

The car was entered into the Arvada Police Department’s stolen vehicle system.

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