On Saturday, October 6, 2018, between 4:30 - 6:30 a.m., 13 vehicles were trespassed in the Grandview and Sunwest neighborhoods. Of those vehicles trespassed, only 1 was locked. Purses, credit cards, ID cards, money and other items of value were stolen. Most importantly, a handgun was taken from an unlocked vehicle and the suspect(s) fired off some rounds before leaving the area.According to the Erie Police Department, the trend for trespassers these days seem to be more organized. They work in teams where the getaway driver stays with the suspect vehicle and two or three individuals will get out of the vehicle and walk down the street trying vehicle doors. If a vehicle door is unlocked, the suspect(s) will enter the victim’s vehicle. If the garage remote is in the vehicle, they will at times attempt or make entry into the garage and residence which moves the case into a burglary.Oftentimes, these suspects use a stolen vehicle as well as a stolen license plate. They will flee from police and ditch the vehicle.After trespassing vehicles, if credit cards and identification cards are located, the suspect(s) quickly go use the cards before the victim even knows they have been trespassed.The Erie Police Department would like to remind residents of the following:
Anyone with information regarding any vehicle trespasses or any other crimes are asked to please contact the Erie Police Department at 303-926-2800. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, please call Boulder County Dispatch at 303-441-4444 for non-emergency calls, or 9-1-1 if you have an emergency.
ERIE POLICE DEPARTMENT1000 Telleen Avenue | P.O. Box 510Erie, CO 80516www.erieco.gov/police | 303-926-2800