Drug habit motivated series of car break-ins, suspect admits to Arvada police
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ARVADA, Colo. - A drug habit motivated a series of car break-ins, the suspect admitted to Arvada police.
Thomas Kimber, 35, told detectives he had committed between 10 and 20 break-ins and traded the items he stole to obtain drugs, police spokeswoman Jill McGranahan wrote.
Kimber was arrested on Sept. 28 after two people reported the break-ins.
The first call came at 8:07 a.m. when a person reported seeing someone getting into a neighbor's truck in the area of 50th and Sheridan. That caller reported the crook was carrying an orange duffel bag.
At 8:51 a.m., the second call was received from the area of 66th Avenue and Depew Street. This time, McGranahan wrote, officers arrived in time to see Kimber riding a bike west on 67th Avenue.
As officers gave chase, Kimber allegedly abandoned the bike to run through yards and hop over fences.
He was caught in a backyard at 66th Avenue and Lamar Street.
McGranahan wrote that Kimber was identified by one of the victims and was carrying the orange duffel bag. The bag contained several things, including the stolen items.
It was in an interview at police headquarters that Kimber allegedly confessed to the crimes and cited his drug habit as motivation.
"We are confident that we have arrested at least one of the individuals responsible for the rash of break-ins in Arvada," a detective wrote in a statement provided by the department.
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