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What Coloradans with Previous Shoplifting Convictions are Up Against

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Shoplifting | Theft Crimes

What Coloradans with Previous Shoplifting Convictions are Up Against

In Lafayette, shoplifting at the Wal-Mart Supercenter has become an epidemic, according to the municipal judge. In 2017, the town had 260 cases of shoplifting, as compared with 57 in the previous year. Almost all of the cases were committed … Continue reading

Ways You Can Get a Burglary Charge in Colorado

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Burglary | Theft Crimes

Ways You Can Get a Burglary Charge in Colorado

Burglary is typically depicted as someone sneaking in to someone’s house late at night through a window and tiptoeing around to commit theft. However, while this certainly is a form of burglary, it is not the only way that you … Continue reading

Denver Property Crime Decrease Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Off Easy

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Arson | Burglary | Property Crimes | Robbery | Theft Crimes

Denver Property Crime Decrease Doesn’t Mean You’ll Get Off Easy

Property crimes are taken very seriously in Colorado, as they often have devastating consequences for the victim(s) and/or property owner. Fortunately, Denver has recently enjoyed a decrease in property crimes. As of this writing, the city has averaged 1917 property … Continue reading

Colorado Auto Theft Charge? Don’t Drive a Stolen Car to Court

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Auto Theft | Theft Crimes

Colorado Auto Theft Charge? Don’t Drive a Stolen Car to Court

Here’s a lesson you hopefully don’t need us to teach you: do not drive a stolen car to court after being accused of car theft. Sounds obvious, right? Unfortunately, that’s exactly what a Connecticut man did earlier this month. Jonathan … Continue reading

Could a Denver Theft Arrest Lead to Drug Charges Too?

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Drug Crimes | Theft Crimes

Could a Denver Theft Arrest Lead to Drug Charges Too?

Denver has recently seen a substantial increase in both auto thefts and methamphetamine possession – a 13% increase in stolen vehicles, and a 30% increase in meth possession arrests. Drug addicts often steal or break into vehicles in order to … Continue reading

Types of Theft Colorado Police Watch for During the Holidays

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Theft Crimes

Types of Theft Colorado Police Watch for During the Holidays

Most people see the winter holiday season as a time of celebration. Thankfulness. Togetherness. Joy and cheer. For the Denver police and others in local law enforcement, though, it is also a time that brings a huge uptick in the … Continue reading

Understand the Penalties Associated with Looting in Colorado

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Looting | Theft Crimes

Understand the Penalties Associated with Looting in Colorado

In our state, you won’t find a looting law on the books. In fact, only a handful of other states have actual, specific looting laws. Here, if you are found looting, other charges like theft, burglary, or robbery will apply. … Continue reading

Shoplifting: A “Minor” Crime That Can Easily Become a Major One

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Shoplifting | Theft Crimes

Shoplifting: A “Minor” Crime That Can Easily Become a Major One

A teen girl shoving lipstick into her purse. A man trying on clothes and wearing them as he walks out of the store without paying. A kid taking a toy because he really wanted it. Or maybe a celebrity stealing … Continue reading

Dissolution of Impact Unit Could Lead to More Property Crimes

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Burglary | Robbery | Theft Crimes

Dissolution of Impact Unit Could Lead to More Property Crimes

The Colorado Springs Police Department used to have an Impact Unit that worked to handle property crimes. They were very effective, too. Between January and mid-September of this year, the Impact Unit recovered $1 million worth of stolen vehicles, $52,000 … Continue reading

Coloradans Can Lose Their Job for Committing Theft

Posted By: Jacob Martinez

Category: Theft Crimes

Coloradans Can Lose Their Job for Committing Theft

When you think of theft penalties, what do you think of? Jail time? Fines? Paying the business or property owners back for the things that were stolen? It depends on the type of theft charge you face. But while all … Continue reading

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