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Posted on: June 4, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Monument Police Department Responds to Burglaries

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Monument Police Department is reminding residents to lock their vehicles and to not leave valuable items in vehicles.  On Wednesday, June 3, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Monument Police Officers responded to a report of ‘shots fired’ in the 17000 block of Pawnee Valley Trail. Subsequent investigation revealed that a homeowner awoke to find a suspect inside of his vehicle in his driveway. When the homeowner went outside to confront the suspect he produced a handgun and fired at the homeowner three times. The homeowner was not struck. The suspects then immediately fled the area in a dark colored sedan.

Further investigation found numerous vehicles were burglarized in the Trails End Neighborhood in the hours preceding the shooting. All vehicles targeted were unlocked or showed no signs of forced entry. A 2016 Ford Escape was stolen from the 2000 block of Wagon Gap Trail after the vehicle’s keys were found in an unlocked vehicle parked on the same property.

Monument Police Department is requesting assistance to identify the suspects and asking that residents of the Trails End and Pastimes Neighborhoods check security cameras and doorbell cameras for footage from the night of June 2nd and the morning of June 3rd that may help us identify these criminals.

We would also like to remind Citizens to remove valuables from their vehicles and ensure that they are locked. Anyone with information is asked to contact Greg Melikian at gmelikian@tomgov.org.

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