BOULDER, Colo. - Boulder police say they arrested a man and a woman on burglary and trespassing charges after the woman dropped her cell phone and purse trying to run away from a burglarized house.
Police got a call at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday from a home on 17th Street.
The residents told police that they heard loud noises and when they went to investigate, they spotted two people in the house, who ran off. The suspected burglars got away, but one of them dropped a cell phone and a purse with ID inside it.
Three hours later, police were called to another burglary about two blocks away on Columbine Avenue. Officers said when they arrived, they talked to a Lindsey Rast on the street, near the house.
Police said they connected her to the 17th Street burglary because it was her purse and identification that had been left behind.
While officers were arresting Rast, they said people inside a nearby home said a man came into their house and said he needed a place to hide from police.
Officers said the man, John Brayant Bowden, tried to run, but was caught in the area.
Bowden, 31, and Rast, 20, were arrested on suspicion of burglary, trespassing and criminal conspiracy.
Police say they connected Bowden and Rast to other homes which had been burglarized because stolen items, like clothes and computer items, were left behind in the homes and yards.
Investigators said all the burglarized homes had one thing in common -- all of the victims had left their doors unlocked.