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Police arrest one in fake burglary


Last updated 2/12/2020 at 12:11pm

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Police in Fountain have arrrested a woman in connection with an alleged December burglary, but a male suspect remains at large.

On Dec. 17 in the 400 block of Riverside Lane a burglary of a home was reported. The initial report stated that the home was missing numerous items and the house had been "ransacked."

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On Feb. 4, Fountain detectives arrested 26-year-old Alexis Murphy, a resident of the home, on the charges of False Information to a Pawnbroker and Theft.

A second suspect identified as 26-year-old Derrick Washington, who was also a short time resident, has an active arrest warrant for False Information to a Pawnbroker and Theft stemming from the reported burglary. Washington is still currently wanted on these charges, and his whereabouts are unknown.

Anyone with information, or is a witness to this investigation, is asked to contact Detective Corey by phone or email at 719-390-5555 or [email protected]

If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634 STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.


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