EPD Arrest Two Vehicle Trespass Suspects
Right Place, Right Time
In two separate instances in the past eight days, Erie Police Officers arrested two suspects for 1st Degree Criminal Trespass to motor vehicles. In both cases, the vehicles were unlocked, the suspects reside outside Town, and trespassed in the early morning hours.
- At 1:30 a.m., on Feb. 25, in the Safeway parking lot at 3333 Arapahoe Road, officers approached a 49-year-old Arvada man rummaging inside a vehicle not registered in his name. His vehicle was located. He was arrested.
- At 4 a.m., on Feb. 17, in the 1400 block of Blue Sky Circle, officers approached a 31-year-old man from Dacono rummaging around the back seat of an SUV not registered in his name. His vehicle was located. He was arrested.
In both instances, officers were in the right place at the right time. Unfortunately, we cannot always be everywhere. These crimes of opportunity are on the rise metro-wide. In Erie in 2020, the Town received 150 reports of motor vehicle trespasses compared to 68 in 2019.
Now is the right time to talk with your neighbors, friends, and family about their plan to secure valuables and how best to call us if you see anything suspicious at 303-441-4444.
Speaking of time, this is an opportune time for us to share the basics of a routine that you can practice every night until it becomes a habit. You can choose the time that best works for you, but the 9 p.m. Routine is catching on nation-wide. Join us in removing crimes of opportunity:
LOCK UP your car, house, windows, garage, gates, shed
TURN ON exterior lights, security cameras, alarm systems
BRING IN valuables from your car, yard, patio
And, report suspicious activity to 303-441-4444.