DENVER — A collaboration between the Denver District Attorney's Office, the Denver Police Department and the Metro Auto Theft Task Force led to a 99-count indictment that accuses 19 suspects of organized crime surrounding a vehicle and identity theft ring.
Authorities announced the indictment Monday afternoon, saying between November 2015 and July of 2017, the group stole more than $600,000 in cars and took $40,000 in property.
The amount of damage the group allegedly caused is estimated to be about $30,000 when breaking into garages and during the alleged crimes.
The District Attorney's Office said the members burglarized apartment complexes and stole vehicles from areas in downtown Denver, LoDo, LoHi and RiNo neighborhoods.
Five members of the group are in custody, including Pablo Bleacher, Noah Ferris, Jordan Goetsch, Jory Ingram and Michael Rodgers.
Fourteen other suspects, who have not yet been arrested, also face felony charges in the case.
Bleacher, Ferris, Goetsch, Ingram and Rogers face felony organized crime charges, along with motor vehicle theft, burglary and identity theft.
Authorities are expected to release the identities of the other suspects as they're apprehended.