Posted on: March 3, 2023

Lafayette detectives bust metro-area construction site crime ring

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Following an extensive investigation conducted by the Lafayette Police Department, the Colorado Bureau of investigation, and the Boulder County District Attorney’s Office, the DA’s Office announced the indictment of six adults for crimes at 39 construction sites across the Denver Metro area, including Lafayette. Charges include engaging in a pattern of racketeering activity as an enterprise, and multiple burglary, theft, and criminal mischief offenses.

The Lafayette investigation led to the arrest of individuals responsible for over $1.1 million in property theft and over $27,000 in construction site damage. All six men face a sentence of up to 24 years in prison for organized crime violations and additional sentences ranging from one to 12 years for felony charges.

Lafayette Police Chief Rick Bashor stated, “I would like to personally thank everyone for all the hard work that resulted in a successful conclusion to this case. We appreciate each of the assisting agencies.”

District Attorney Michael Dougherty stated, “This crime ring traveled to Colorado for the purpose of breaking into construction sites and stealing equipment. Their actions had an incredibly disruptive impact on the construction companies as well as the owners of the sites. For their conduct, these defendants will face serious consequences. I want to personally thank the detectives and prosecutors who poured a tremendous amount of work into this massive investigation. They, along with our partners, have brought this crime ring to a halt.”

 Additional information about these arrests may be found on the DA’s website.

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