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Crime Briefs: Car Robbed During Lake Beckwith Walk
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Multiple items were stolen from a vehicle parked near Lake Beckwith in Colorado City while the owners walked around the lake. Sergeant Melissa Rohrich took the report on September 25 at about 7:15. The total value of the stolen items was $542. Neither of the two people who were walking noticed any

Deputy Joshua Beckwith responded via telephone to a reporting party in Pueblo West who indicated their license plate had been stolen off their vehicle sometime between 5 p.m. on September 21 and 2 p.m. on September 27. Value of the stolen plate was $71.16. The plate number was entered into NCIC/CCIC.

On September 27 at about 1 p.m. in Pueblo West, Deputy Villarreal responded to a residence. The reporting party shared that about midnight when they were out with their dog, they noticed a van that backed up into their drive-way and then left. This date between 6-7 a.m. the reporting party noticed a partially open suitcase in the driveway. The deputy could see what turned out to be primarily close and a few other items. There was nothing in the suitcase to indicate ownership. The RP wanted the suitcase removed so Deputy Villarreal took photos and removed the suitcase.

Deputy Nicolas Berumen handled a fraud call in Pueblo West on the 27th at about 6 p.m. The reporting party indicated they received an e-mail from who they thought was Amazon.com in regard to an item that had been purchased for $1699.98. There was a “fraud prevention hotline” the RP called. The male on the other end of the phone told the RP to stop the sale they needed to purchase $1000 worth of gift cards. The RP did that and gave the numbers to the individual on the phone. When the last card was bought and reported the individual hung up. Deputy Berumen dialed the number and talked to an individual who wouldn’t answer any of the questions and finally hung up. A report was filed.

A Pueblo West individual was scammed for $5000 in gift cards when they received a call from someone claiming to be with the Drug Enforcement Agency. They were told someone rented a car using a credit card in their name and the car was stopped and full of drugs and if they didn’t want to be arrested, they needed to come up with $5000 in gift cards. The reporting party had the individual on the phone with them the entire time and gave the gift card numbers as soon as they bought them. As soon as the last card was bought the individual hung up. Deputy Nicolas Berumen handled the call which he took at about 5:30 p.m. on September 25. Deputy Berumen advised the individual tried to go back to the stores and stop some of the gift cards. They were able to recoup $600 of the $5000.

On September 25 at about 7 p.m. at a business on Highway 96 a reporting party spoke by phone to Deputy Nicolas Berumen. The reporting party indicated that upon returning from a hunting trip in the mountains a neighbor called and said someone had stolen shingles from the business partially owned by the reporting party. There was no video available.

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