LOVELAND, Colo. - When a Loveland resident confronted two men who were breaking into cars on the 1500 Block Tracy Drive, police say one of the suspects pointed a handgun at him.
Loveland police received a call from the resident at approximately 12:19 a.m. on March 15. According to Sgt. Mike Halloran the caller reported that the gunman had said something to the effect of, "'Stop chasing us or I’ll shoot you.'"
As the two men were leaving, Halloran said, one of them fired a shot into the ground outside another home.
The resident also reported having heard an earlier gunshot nearby, but did not associate it with the men breaking into the car.
Loveland police officers were sent to the area and found two men who matched the description provided by the caller, Halloran said. They were identified as Judist Reno and Drew Grant, both 21.
Other officers found evidence of break-ins in several vehicles and shell casings indicating where gunshots had been fired.
A home at 754 Eagle Dr. was also searched in connection with this investigation.
Reno and Grant are both charged with first-degree criminal trespass, prohibited use of weapons related to the reckless discharge of a firearm and prohibited use of weapons for possession of a firearm while under the influence. Reno also faces a felony charge of menacing.
Anyone who would like to report that their car was broken into is asked to call the Loveland Police Department’s non-emergency line at 970-667-2151.