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Around 6:45 p.m. on September 11, an adult male was reported to the Longmont Police Department for recklessly driving an ATV in the area of South Hover St. and Nelson Road.
It was also reported that the man was pointing a rifle at motorists. No shots were fired and it was later learned that the man was carrying a BB rifle, which is not considered a true firearm, according to a press release from Longmont Public Safety.
After abandoning his ATV, the man attempted to steal a UPS truck by pointing the rifle at the driver. "The truck was never stolen," according to LPS.
After attempting to steal the truck, the man unlawfully entered a residence on Schlagel Street, where he discarded his clothes and procured a new set of clothes that he found in the house.
LPS issued a Reverse 9-1-1 call to the residents of the affected area, notifying them that a man may be in the area who "may be armed, committing crimes, and eluding the police."
The Boulder County Sherriff Department and the Colorado State Patrol aided in the search which was canceled around 9:30 p.m. The suspect had not been located.
The man was later located inside a bank in the 900 block of South Hover St. Officers arrested the 21-year-old transient male and determined that he was associated with the other incidents on South Hover St. and Nelson Road.
The male was taken to Boulder County Jail where he was charged with menacing, attempted motor vehicle theft, second-degree burglary, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and arrest warrants from two jurisdictions.
The investigation in this case is still open.
*Note: All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty beyond a resonable doubt in a court of law.