Boulder police are investigating several break-ins of businesses that occurred last week.
Boulder Police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley said there were “signs of forced entry” discovered at Jones General Store and The Root, both located by College Avenue and 13th Street on The Hill.
“We believe these happened sometime between about [8:00 p.m.] on the 10th . . . and probably about 7:30 in the morning on the 11th,” Huntley said.
Huntley said that stores had sensitive items stolen. At Jones General Store, boxes of receipts from the cash register, which include customers’ credit card information, were stolen. At The Root, boxes of tax records went missing, although some were discovered later at an undisclosed location.
At The Root, two couches were burned and fire extinguishers were sprayed around the building, which was also vandalized with graffiti. Jones Generals Store, however, showed no sign of damage beyond the break-in itself.
Additionally, a fight followed by an arrest occurred in the early hours of Saturday. Huntley said that an officer was flagged down by pedestrians while patrolling along the 1000 block of Pearl Street.
The alleged victim, 26-year-old Sharis Villacruz, was found “lying unconscious on the sidewalk with blood coming out the back of his head,” Huntley said, while Christopher Dooney, 23, sat on the curb.
Witnesses said that Dooney had tackled Villacruz from behind and kicked him in the back of the head. It was also found that the two men had been an argument earlier in the evening.
Dooney had a cut on the back of his head but refused treatment; he was arrested for third-degree assault.
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