Attorney General John Suthers Obtains Indictment in String of Burglaries along Highway 285 corridor and Cherry Hills Village

DENVER – Attorney General John Suthers today announced that the Colorado Grand Jury has returned a forty-nine count indictment against Denver residents, Sidney Cooley, 24; and Frances McIntosh, 23.

“This is a great example of cooperation between multiple law enforcement agencies and the AG’s office,” said Attorney General Suthers. “We’re pleased to have obtained an indictment in this series of burglaries.”

According to the indictment, Cooley broke into the residences during the day while the victims were at work, stealing mostly jewelry, which he and McIntosh then pawned at pawnshops throughout the Denver metro area. The pair were indicted on charges of felony burglary, theft, forgery and criminal impersonation in relation to thirteen burglaries.

The investigation, conducted by the Cherry Hills Village Police Department, the Aurora Police Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and investigators from the Arapahoe County District Attorney’s Office revealed that Mr. Cooley and Ms. McIntosh pawned approximately $1 million in jewelry between May 1, 2002 and October 15, 2002.

Those who suffered burglaries during the time period in question and have a police report to substantiate their losses are encouraged to call Aurora Police Department Detective Ken Giger at (303) 739-6109 to claim any unidentified jewelry or personal items.

As with all persons charged with a criminal offense, the defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The Jefferson County District Court case numbers for Cooley and McIntosh are 05CR1358 and 05CR1357, respectively.

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