WESTMINSTER POLICE BRIEFS

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THEFT: A 26-year-old Westminster woman was arrested Nov. 27 after trying to steal $205.28 in merchandise from Wal-Mart at 7155 Sheridan Blvd. A loss prevention officer saw that the woman was acting suspiciously and kept a visual on her as she walked through the store, selected various items and concealed them inside a backpack. She approached the register and paid for a few groceries, but did not try to pay for the concealed merchandise. She was issued a summons for theft and later transported to the Jefferson County jail on outstanding warrants.

FORGERY: An officer was dispatched Nov. 23 to Walmart at 9499 Sheridan Blvd. in reference to found property. A manager said that one of her employees gave her a fake $100 bill that was in her register from the previous day. She was ready to call the police when she found a stack of other counterfeit bills that was in the manager’s office. She said the other managers and employees apparently didn’t know the protocol after discovering counterfeit bills. The manager said she remembers a man coming into the store the day before and paying for small inexpensive items with a large bill. The officer obtained still photographs and a copy of the surveillance footage, and advised the manager to contact the police if the suspect returns and tries to use counterfeit money again.

DISORDERLY CONDUCT, DISPLAYS WEAPON: Officers were dispatched Nov. 22 to Dickey’s BBQ at 5715 Sheridan Blvd. in reference to a felony menacing. As officers were en route, they spotted the suspect – a 19-year-old Arvada man – at 88th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard and placed him into custody. Officers contacted the victim, a 20-year-old Westminster man, who said he got into an altercation with the suspect in the parking lot when he verbally threatened him and pulled out a knife with a five-inch blade. The suspect was transported to the police department, processed and later released on a summons.

THEFT: A 47-year-old woman from Loma, Colo., phoned the police Nov. 21 to report a theft that occurred while she was staying at Cottonwood Suites at 12095 Mariposa St. She said she checked into the hotel Nov. 15 and checked out the next day. During her stay at the hotel, she had a work portfolio containing a $225 Swarovski Crystal pen that she had received as a gift. When she couldn’t find her portfolio and realized she had left it at the hotel, she called the hotel where an employee said the portfolio was found. The woman sent a work associate to pick it up. The crystal pen was no longer in the portfolio. The manager had questioned the cleaning staff about the missing pen, but nobody knew of it. There is no further information.

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