Stolen car recovered, suspect arrested

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The owner of a stolen car called police at approximately 6 p.m. July 7 to inform them he found his vehicle parked on the 4000 block of South Windermere Street.

Officers arrived on scene and met with the 40-year-old owner of the vehicle. After the owner informed the officers that he was waiting for a tow truck to take the vehicle back to his house, the officers left to investigate a priority call. They returned to the scene after the owner called again, however, when he witnessed a stranger get into the car and unsuccessfully try to start it.

When officers arrived, the 42-year-old male stranger was taking items out of the rear of the car. He told the officers that he was just retrieving his tools. The officers then arrested him on suspicion of theft and took him to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Detention Facility where could face a variety of felony charges.