Monday, January 31, 2005
So...We got some snow here on Saturday and Sunday...Thank God for that, or the
Like the last time I posted something like this, I pulled the info from the Colorado Springs Police Blotter. When I checked the blotter today, this was the top entry:
Cut directly from the blotter, my modifications and comments are in red.
Incident Date January 30, 2005 Time 7:41:00 AM Division Stetson Hills Shift I
Title Burglary Location cut just 'cause
Summary 1/30/05 at 7:41 AM Officers Paul Patton and Joseph Schneider were dispatched to location regarding suspicious circumstances which was found to be a burglary of a motor vehicle. Shortly after this Officer John Kessler was dispatched to second location regarding a BMV. Officers from both locations found shoe prints in the snow and began to follow them. ...Nothing like good, old-fashioned cop work...It was determined that the same print was observed at both scenes. Officer Gavin Montoya also became involved in the track after finding another BMV in the neighborhood. The officers followed the shoe prints in the snow for over three hours for approximately two miles and located 10 additional victims. The officers found that the shoe prints lead up to the residence at suspect home. Upon contacting the resident’s one of the 14 year old boys in the home made the res gestae statement “you are here because we broke into all those vehicles.” obviously the ring leader of the criminal MASTERMINDS which pulled off this feat of daring...Officers stated “thank you” and arrested the three young males at the residence. The Officers also retrieved from the parents the two sets of shoes that left the shoe prints in the snow. Later at Stetson Hills with their parents present the suspects admitted to committing over 30 burglaries of motor vehicles.
Now...For those of you who may not be aware, snow here generally will melt away after a reasonably short period of time. Had they just waited for a while...They may have gotten away with it...In fact, I assume that the only reason that these little hoodlum bastards absolutely COULDN'T WAIT to perpetrate their crime was that they'd have to be in school today...
Except that school was closed today in their district...All the snow, you see...