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Posted on: September 9, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Burglary suspects arrested

From the Lafayette Police Department:

On September 7, 2015 at approximately 0409 hours, officers of the Lafayette Police Department were dispatched to a house in the 2300 block of North Springwood Court on a report of a prowler. Officers arrived in the area and were informed by the reporting party he observed a male on his back yard patio and he scared him off. The reporting party stated the male fled through his back yard and jumped over a fence. Officers began searching the area where they discovered items on the ground where the suspect jumped over the fence. The items located were a wallet, a coin purse and a knife.

The officers located an identification card inside the wallet and contacted the owner who lived in the area. Upon contact with the owner, it was discovered a suspect had entered into his home and stole his wallet, his wife’s wallet, a laptop computer, an I-Pad and a Kindle tablet.

Officers obtained a description of the suspect based on the original reporting party’s description. A short time later the Lafayette Police Department, along with the assistance of the Louisville Police Department, located one of the suspects. Upon contacting the juvenile male, he had in his possession a stolen bicycle, the stolen laptop, and two wallets that did not belong to him.

The suspect confessed to being part of a group which was breaking into houses and open garage doors.

The juvenile suspect was arrested and after further investigation a second suspect was taken into custody at his own residence and arrested. This party was identified as Juan Pablo Quintana (DOB/032997). Two other suspects are being sought and currently at large.

The Lafayette Police Department believes all of the crimes committed by these individuals occurred between September 7th and 8th. Currently we have reports of burglaries to homes as well as trespasses to unlocked vehicles in the area of southern Lafayette. If anyone has any information or are possibly victims of these crimes, please contact Detective Hinman with the Lafayette Police Department at (303) 665-5571.

We would also like to remind citizens to please keep your vehicle(s) locked, garage doors closed and your house doors secured. Often times criminals are looking for unlocked houses and vehicles to commit “crimes of opportunity.” If you see anything suspicious or you have observed criminal activity, please call the Lafayette Police Department at (303) 665-5571 or the non-emergency dispatch line at (303) 441-4444.

Lafayette Police Dept.
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