EPD Arrest Two MORE Similar Suspects...again.
In two separate instances last week, Erie Police Officers arrested two suspects under the influence of Methamphetamines and possession of other drugs. They were unconscious while seated in the driver’s seat. Neither of the suspects live in Erie. Also in their possession were items indicative of burglary, criminal trespass, and identification theft.
• At approximately 5 a.m., on Mar. 8, on E. County Line Road and Maxwell Avenue in Erie Commons, officers contacted a 28-year-old unconscious, under the influence of methamphetamines, behind the wheel of a vehicle. Inside the vehicle were burglary tools, other drugs, and another person’s belongings. The suspect will be facing charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, violation of protection order, DUI, possession of burglary tools, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
• At approximately 5 a.m., on Mar. 10, near the 700 block of Limestone Drive in Flatirons Meadows, officers contacted a 31-year-old nodding off, under the influence of methamphetamines, behind the wheel of a vehicle. Inside the vehicle were other drugs, checks and identification items, and another person’s belongings. The suspect had nine active arrest warrants. The suspect will be facing charges of ID Theft x3, criminal possession of an identification document, possession of a controlled substance x2, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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.
EPD urges neighbors to talk with neighbors, friends, and family about plans to secure valuables and call the Police if they see anything suspicious at 303-441-4444. Take it one step further and practice securing valuables nightly until it becomes a routine. You can choose the time that best works for you, but the 9 p.m. Routine is catching on nation-wide.
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.