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Two men arrested with stolen firearms in Old Town

Released on Thursday, July 22, 2021
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  • Public Information Officer, Fort Collins Police Services, 970-818-8950, fcpsmedia@fcgov.com, Website: www.fcgov.com/police/

Just before midnight on July 16, 2021, Fort Collins Police responded to a report of a vehicle trespass near Remington Street and East Mountain Avenue in Old Town Fort Collins. The victim reported that several items, including multiple firearms, had been stolen from his vehicle.

As officers were conducting their initial investigation, a community member reported seeing two people manipulating a shotgun near the parking lot at Oak Street and Remington Street. Area officers also heard the sounds of firearms being manipulated.

Police quickly located two suspects with firearms near a vehicle in the area. Both individuals refused to cooperate with officers, became confrontational, then attempted to leave the area. Officers were able to safely take the first suspect into custody after a Taser application. The second suspect was taken into custody after Oleoresin Capsicum (pepper spray) was applied. Both individuals were evaluated and treated by medical personnel before being booked into the Larimer County Jail.

Officers recovered several firearms from the suspects’ vehicle. As a result of the incident, Carlos Lopez, 26, and Angel San Roman, 27, both from Fort Collins, were arrested on the following charges:

Theft (class 5 felony)

First Degree Criminal Trespass (class 5 felony)

Resisting arrest (class 2 misdemeanor)

Obstructing a Peace Officer (class 2 misdemeanor)

Lopez was also booked for Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (class 6 felony).

“This was a quickly evolving and dynamic situation. I appreciate the responding officers who quickly contacted the suspects and safely took them into custody, all during a busy time in our downtown district," said Assistant Chief John Feyen, who leads the Special Operations Division. "I'm also extremely grateful to the person who noticed suspicious activity and reported it. This is a great example of how working together can keep Fort Collins safe.”

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and all parties must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.