BOULDER, Colo. — On Wednesday the Boulder Police Department (BPD) arrested a man in connection with two crimes involving a machete earlier this week.
BPD said they arrested John Paul Gadreau, 31, after they responded to a call of a woman who spotted him riding her stolen bike Wednesday.
Gadreau is facing charges of aggravated robbery, first-degree burglary, felony menacing, second-degree burglary and felony criminal mischief, BPD said.
The first incident happened at about 9:45 p.m. Monday, according to BPD, in the 1500 block of Spruce Street. The victim walked outside of his residence and found a man in his bushes. The man pulled out a machete from his backpack, threatened the victim then walked away, BPD said.
The second incident happened Tuesday before 5 p.m. in the 2100 block of Grove Circle, BPD said. The victims caught a man burglarizing their home, according to BPD. The man then pulled out a machete from his backpack, threatened the victims then rode away on the bicycle.
Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call Detective Frey at 303-441-3369 reference cases 21-1565, 21-1590, 21-1597. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips may also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at crimeshurt.com
Calls to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers are not recorded and the phone does not have caller ID, according to the NoCoCrimestoppers website. A coordinator completes a tips information form, makes initial inquiries and passes the information along to investigators.
A two-way dialogue system online also allows tipsters to come back and provide additional information and ask questions.
A community board of directors meets regularly to evaluate arrests and determine reward amounts.
> More information about Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers can be found here.
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