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Crime Beat: Thieves target car for break-ins

A woman had numerous items stolen from her vehicle outside of a restaurant in Pueblo West on Wednesday.

Pamela Smith told police she arrived at Cat’s Pourhouse on the 100 block of Tiffany Drive at about 5:15 p.m. and had dinner.

When she returned to her vehicle around 6:15 p.m. she found her 2009 Chevrolet Malibu had its back window broken and a bag missing from the front passenger side of the vehicle.

Among the items missing from the vehicle were a Fort Carson computer access pass, a Fort Carson building pass, an office key, a pair of prescription glasses worth $300 and a Starbucks gift card worth $25.

Smith estimated it would cost her about $1,000 to replace the broken window.

Nobody was seen in the area during the time of the theft.

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Theft

A woman’s credit cards and identification cards were stolen from her car while she was at Walmart in Pueblo West on Wednesday afternoon.

The woman told police that at about 1 p.m. she went to Walmart and when she returned home she noticed numerous cards had been taken from her purse, which was inside her car.

Taken were three credit cards, her Social Security card, a military identification card and her driver’s license.

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Arrests

Billy J. Soto, 23, of the 6200 block of Colorado 78 West, was arrested Wednesday on a warrant alleging suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was being held at Pueblo County jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.

Jeffrey N. Hannah, 51, of North Carolina, was arrested in Pueblo Wednesday on a warrant alleging suspicion of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. He was being held at jail in lieu of $75,000 bail.

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