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Police Arrest Man Suspected in Multiple Burglaries

Released on Thursday, May 25, 2017
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    Stephens booking photo

Kirk Stephens (DOB 11/5/70) was recently arrested for multiple residential burglaries.

On May 16, a resident reported seeing an unknown male (later identified as Stephens) in his home on Mathews St. The resident yelled at Stephens to leave. After the suspect exited, the resident and his roommate quickly realized a number of items had been stolen. A few minutes later, they heard a disturbance behind their house and saw a neighbor having a verbal argument with Stephens. Stephens began walking away, at which time the resident and his roommate confronted him. Stephens reportedly turned and menaced the roommate with an axe taken from the residence and made threatening statements. After a brief verbal dispute, Stephens dropped the axe and ran from the scene on foot. He also dropped several other items, including property that had been reported stolen the night before in a separate burglary case.

Following a thorough investigation and review of security footage from the area, officers identified Stephens and obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Stephens was located and arrested on May 17. He was booked into the Larimer County Jail on the following charges:

  • 1st Degree Burglary (class 3 felony)
  • 2nd Degree Burglary (class 3 felony)
  • Aggravated Robbery (class 3 felony)
  • Theft (class 6 felony)
  • Menacing (class 5 felony)

Stephens is a suspect in approximately 10 other residential burglaries in the area. Anyone with information about these or other incidents involving Stephens is asked to contact Detective Chris Wagner at 970-416-2751 or Y3dhZ25lckBmY2dvdi5jb20=. Those with information can also contact Crime Stoppers of Larimer County at 970-221-6868.

A booking photo of Stephens is attached courtesy of the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and all arrested parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.