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Man accused of wielding knife through Wheat Ridge neighborhood

The Arvada PD K-9 team and DPD Air1 helicopter helped Wheat Ridge police search for the suspect.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — A man has been arrested after a neighbor reported that he was wielding a knife and making threats on Saturday night, according to the Wheat Ridge Police Department (WRPD). 

WRPD responded to the area of 3900 Ingalls and 3900 Harland around 10:15 p.m. on Saturday. A neighbor reported a man wielding a knife and threatening him.

Police said there was some kind of chase between the neighbor and the suspect through the neighborhood where there were reports of shots being fired. It is unclear where the gunshot came from. 

The Arvada Police Department K9 team and the Denver Police Department Air1 helicopter helped WRPD track down the suspect, identified as 44-year-old Joe Pruneda. WRPD was able to capture him and take him into custody. 

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Pruneda was arrested on charges of felony menacing and trespassing. 

Police said no one was injured in the incident. 

WRPD is asking anyone with doorbell cameras or additional information that may help the investigation to contact them at 303-237-2220.

WRPD responded at 10:15 p.m. last night to the area of 3900 Ingalls and 3900 Harlan. A neighbor reported a man wielding...

Posted by Wheat Ridge Police Department on Sunday, March 27, 2022

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