BROOMFIELD, Colo. - Alert residents who reported seeing a car driving suspiciously through their Broomfield neighborhood called for police, who later arrested the man.
The initial report Friday afternoon said the older model black BMW looked "out of place" as it drove slowly through the area. A responding officer found it parked in the 14100 Block of Fairwind Lane, wrote police spokesman Joleen Reefe in a press release.
The license plate revealed the BMW was a stolen from Northglenn earlier that day after the owner left it running and unattended. Officers also learned from neighbors that the driver of the BMW was seen walking around the McKay Landing neighborhood and trying to look into homes.
He was also seen running away down a bike path when he noticed the officers in the area.
Reefe said a perimeter was established and eventually a K-9 team found the suspect hiding in a backyard on McKay Park Circle. He was arrested and later identified as Michael Corp, 26.
Inside the BMW investigators found the contents of several boxes. The boxes themselves were dumped in a driveway and bore shipping labels for addresses in Thornton.
Corp is being held at the Broomfield Detention Center on the charges of motor vehicle theft, theft, and obstruction. Reefe reports bond was set at $1,500.
Reefe was also careful to point out that this case is not related to a suspicious incident involving a BMW and a 16-year-old male on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
Anyone who may know of other related incidents, including missed packaged deliveries, is asked to call Broomfield police at 303-438-6400.