Police are encouraging residents to be aware of suspicious activity and call when they see something. In the past month police were able to make two arrests in Stapleton based on calls from residents.
One person called the police to say a male was looking into car windows and checking door handles—and the police were able to catch and arrest him.
At 28th and Macon a person was observed just sitting in the park for an extended period of time and a resident, suspicious of what he was doing there, called police. It turned out he had a warrant and was arrested.
“We can’t be everywhere and we need your eyes to see things,” says District 5 Community Resource Officer Brandi Thomas.
Two burglary attempts happened around 31st and Trenton at night. In one case the burglar cut the screen but the window was locked so he was unable to get in. In a second case, the window was open and the burglar made entry through the screen. It appeared he was under the influence of something and the homeowner chased him off.
Thomas says there has not been a pattern of such burglaries, just this one incident, but she reminds residents that as the weather gets warmer, people need to keep doors and windows locked.