A man was recently arrested in Jefferson County under suspicion of burglary. The Colorado man is accused of attempting to break into lockers at a local recreational center. He was charged with criminal mischief and third-degree burglary.

At about 5 p.m., the police received a complaint about a man who was allegedly trying to break into the lockers in the male locker room at the rec center. When the officers arrived, one of the employees claimed that the employee had asked the man to leave several times. Two additional employees supposedly chased the man to his truck. He then left the scene.

As the man attempted to drive away, another police officer noticed him and pulled him over. Once the man was identified, the authorities reportedly learned that he is also a suspect in a similar case. Exactly how the two crimes were similar was not reported. The man’s motive for the alleged crime is also unknown at this time. Additionally, it is not clear whether the man is actually accused of stealing something or if he is just accused of attempting to do so.

Just because the man is a suspect in another crime, even a similar one, does not mean that he is guilty of either one. Before the man may be found guilty of burglary, the elements of the crimes charged must be established by sufficient evidence in court. That is often very difficult to accomplish. Like all other individuals accused of a Colorado crime, the man has the option to move forward with his defense by making choices that he feels are most beneficial to him in an effort to achieve the most favorable result.

Source: kwgn.com, “JeffCo deputies arrest locker room burglary suspect”, Stephanie Wolf, April 16, 2014