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CSPD Wants to Return Stolen Property to Victims
Thursday, July 25, 2013


Press Release: 1307-019

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 5:00 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]

Officers from the Sand Creek Division recently began tracking a pattern of unsolved storage unit burglaries. Officer Stacey Clark and Detective Jerry Yeager began working to identify suspects in this unique burglary pattern.  In May, they began to track the movements of two primary suspects. They were able to connect both suspects to numerous storage unit burglaries throughout the city.  

As a result of the ongoing investigation, Officer Clark obtained search warrants for three residences, four storage units and two vehicles and in addition, wrote two arrest warrants for the suspects.

On June 19th, TEU executed a search warrant at a residence located on Doyle Place. Officers from the Fountain Police Department executed a second search warrant on Royalty Place.  Officers arrested one of the primary suspects {who will remain unidentified at this time} in Fountain, CO.

Detectives from Sand Creek and Stetson Hills executed the third search warrant at a residence located on Howard Ave. The second female suspect was located and arrested during a traffic stop on the south part of the city. {Her name is not being released as the investigation remains ongoing}

The following day, officers from the Impact Team, executed six additional warrants on four storage units and the two suspect vehicles. Based on the amount of property recovered, suspect interviews and assistance from Crime Analysis experts, we were able to link both suspects to numerous storage unit burglaries. 

Over the last three weeks, officers have worked diligently to return some of the stolen items to the rightful owners based on information provided by crime analysis.  However, they have determined that the remaining property cannot be returned to the rightful owners without the community’s assistance. 

Photos of the items recovered can be found at http://www.springsgov.com/Police.  If you can identify any of the items and believe them to be yours, please contact Officer Clark at 719-667-2113 with the item number and your case report number.

If anyone has information about this case please call (719) 444-7000; or you may call Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers, Inc. at (719) 634-STOP (7867); you do not have to give your name and could earn a cash reward.

NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Unit when available.