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Man arrested for breaking into police department

The suspect pulled the fire alarm as he was contacted by police
Broken window at Longmont's Safety and Justice Center

A woman who resides near the Longmont Public Safety and Justice Center was awoken by the sound of breaking glass around 5:30 a.m. on June 18. When she looked out the window she saw a man trying to break into the building.

The woman called 911 to report the crime and saw that the man had climbed in through the window and was walking around, the woman said.

“I’ve never been inside of the building so I couldn’t tell you exactly where he was walking,” she said via email.

According to Robin Ericson, spokesman for Longmont Public Safety, the man broke a window on the north side of the building and entered. The window led to the waiting area for the municipal courts, she said. 

“The video shows the suspect walking in the courts area, where he takes an automated external defibrillator off the wall mount and carries it with him,” Ericson said. 

While the witness was on the phone with 911 dispatch, a fire alarm went off in the building. According to Ericson, the suspect pulled the fire alarm handle in the lobby area. As this was happening Longmont Police Officers approached the man and arrested him within two minutes of getting the 911 call, Ericson said.

The man was taken to a nearby hospital to treat a cut on his hand that he got when he climbed through the window. After he was medically cleared, he was taken to the Boulder County Jail. 


Macie May

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