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Update: Second arrest made, rifles recovered from Oct. 24 case

Update:

Fort Collins police recovered the missing rifles and have arrested a second suspect Tuesday in the case involving the vehicle trespassing on police cars Oct. 24.

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Wesley Aaron Sartin, 27, a Denver resident, was arrested and charged with First Degree Criminal Trespass, a class 5 felony, and Theft, a class 6 felony.

Police services recovered all items removed from the vehicles, including the two patrol rifles, near Fairplay.

Fort Collins Police are currently reviewing the rifle lock system installed in all agency vehicles to determine how the rifles were removed.

The case is still under investigation and anyone with information about the incident or the suspect(s) is asked to call Sergeant Paul Wood at (970) 224-6132 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at (970) 221-6868. Crime Stoppers may also be reached through their website.

Original story:

Fort Collins police have arrested a suspect in the case involving the theft of patrol rifles from police cars that occurred Friday.

Carlos Javier Chavez, a Denver resident, was arrested and charged with First Degree Criminal Trespass, a class 5 felony, and Theft C.R.S 18-4-401(1a), a class six felony.

The two rifles stolen from the vehicles have not been recovered.

Anyone with information about the incident or the suspect(s) is asked to call Sergeant Paul Wood at (970) 224-6132 or Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at (970) 221-6868. Crime Stoppers may also be reached through their website.

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Collegian News Editor Caitlin Curley can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter at @caitlinjcurley.

 

 

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