Man arrested after police and SWAT team called on suspected burglary

A 34 year-old man was arrested for the for Second Degree Burglary, Third Degree Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools and Violation of bail Bond Conditions.

On Sunday Oct. 9, Richard Rader was taken into custody in Fort Collins after police responded to a call at 6:02 a.m. The informant reported seeing a man burglarizing a business in the 1600 block of Laporte Ave. Police arrived in an attempt to observe the burglar who was later identified as Rader.


Rader attempted to flee the scene but was halted by officers, at which time he fled back into the building and refused to come outside. Rader would not speak with officers and the SWAT team was called in to assist. When Rader attempted to flee the scene again, SWAT used chemical agents (pepper balls) to prevent Raders escape. Approximately 2.5 hours later, officers took Rader safely into custody. During the incident, some residents around the businesses were evacuated.

Before this incident, Rader had been arrested in Fort Collins on Sept. 7 for a Burglary occurring in August. He was booked into Larimer County Jail and posted bond on September 9th. He is awaiting court for those charges.

Anyone with additional information about the October 9 incident is encouraged to contact Detective Bryan Vogel at 970-416-2392. For more information visit

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