Thornton Police Briefs


Theft: An officer was dispatched Oct. 6 at 5:57 p.m. to the Regency Center at 13700 Colorado Blvd. in reference to a theft. Witnesses told the officer that a man in a blue Dodge pickup stole two bags from the donation shed at that location. They said a woman pulled up to the shed and dropped off two bags of items. After she left, the suspect pulled up and took them. The officer ran the plate number given to him by the witnesses and went to the suspect’s residence. The 67-year-old unincorporated Adams County man was issued a summons for theft. The bags were not recovered.

Unlawful possession of controlled substance, possession of weapon by previous offender, false reporting, warrant: Officers contacted a suspicious vehicle Oct. 7 at 11:47 p.m. in the 8900 block of North Washington Street. As they officer engaged their lights, a man in the vehicle got out and ran off. The officers got out and searched on foot, eventually finding the man hiding behind some bushes in the 8900 block of Pearl Street. The 35-year-old man – address unknown – was in possession of a black backpack containing a .45 caliber handgun, syringes and .15 grams of suspected methamphetamine. The man initially provided false identification to the officers, and was found to have an active Jefferson County warrant for his arrest. After processing, the man was transported to the Adams County jail.

Shoplifting: A 23-year-old Thornton man was arrested Oct. 4 at 2:21 p.m. after trying to steal $18 in merchandise from Wal-Mart at 9901 N. Grant St. He was issued a summons and later released.

Theft, possession of Schedule II narcotic – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of dangerous weapon: Officers were dispatched Oct. 87 at 2:30 p.m. to K-Mart at 1400 E. 104th Ave. in reference to a shoplifting in progress. A loss prevention officer saw a woman select miscellaneous men’s clothing items and a pair of women’s tennis shoes, totaling $44 in value, and conceal them in her purse. The 23-year-old Northglenn woman had 2.46 grams of suspected methamphetamine, metallic knuckles and a pipe on her person. She also had another .38 grams of suspected methamphetamine in her pants pocket. She was processed and later released pending filing of formal charges.

First-degree criminal trespass, Theft, possession of controlled substance, first-degree introducing contraband: Officers were dispatched Oct. 9 at 1:58 p.m. to Crosslands at 8750 Grant St. in reference to a criminal trespass. The manager said a surveillance video showed one of the residents breaking into numerous vehicles in the parking lot. The officers went to the room of a 23-year-old Aurora man and placed him into custody. A subsequent consent to search turned up numerous items that had been stolen from the vehicles. After the man was placed into custody, a secondary search turned up suspected methamphetamine on his person. He was processed and later transported to the Adams County jail.

Items in the police reports are compiled from public information contained in police department records. Charges or citations listed don’t imply guilt or innocence, and all people are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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