Posted on: June 21, 2023

Lafayette and Boulder County joint investigation leads to arrests in metro-area auto theft ring

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Following an extensive investigation conducted by the Lafayette Police Department, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, the DA’s Office announces the indictment of eight adults for violations of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act (COCCA) for engaging in a pattern of racketeering activity as an enterprise. Members of the ring were involved in auto thefts, thefts, trespasses, and burglaries. Stolen vehicles were often brought back to Lafayette residences, 305 W. Geneseo Street #B and 11700 East South Boulder Road #346, where they were frequently altered.

The Geneseo Enterprise over the course of the last 11 months is responsible for over 45 motor vehicle thefts with a total value approaching $1 million, dozens of documented acts of chop shop activity related to those vehicles, and over $96,000 in other stolen property. All eight defendants face a sentence of up to twenty-four years in prison on the F2 COCCA charges, as well as prison sentences on the remaining felony charges ranging from one year to twelve years. 

The District Attorney's Office presented this case to the Grand Jury. When Grand Jury indictments are handed down, the District Attorney does the press release with comments from the agency. This release was delayed while the Boulder County Courts unsealed the indictments that could be public.   

Read full Boulder District Attorney's Office Press Release

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