Boulder Police

Serial Business Burglary Suspect Arrested

Posted on 12/05/2019 at 10:49 pm
Dean Cunningham

Serial Business Burglary Suspect Arrested

The Boulder Police Department arrested Wesley Decker after a months long investigation of burglaries to businesses in Boulder. Following Decker’s arrest on 11/05/19 in the 1500 block of Pearl St., he was charged in four different cases spanning two plus months.

On 10/04/19 Boulder Police began investigating a business burglary in the 2900 block of Baseline Rd., case number 19-12020. In this case a suspect entered a business and stole a wallet, from a purse behind the counter of the business. Officers investigating this incident supplied photographs to officers and detectives in the department asking for helping identifying the suspect in the burglary.

On 10/08/2019 officers began investigating a burglary to a business in the 1600 block of 38th St., case number 19-12045. A witness reported a male entering the business and going behind the front desk and taking a cell phone from a desk. The suspect matched the description of a suspicious male in a business in the area a day earlier.

The Boulder Police Department received an online police report on 10/09/19 from a business in the 4700 block of Table Mesa Dr, case number 19-72605, reporting a male entered the business, turned the security camera upward towards the ceiling and began looking through offices. An employee was able to get a photograph of the suspect as he left, after being confronted about suspicious behavior.

On 11/05/19 Boulder Police responded to a theft in progress in the 1500 block of Pearl St. Officers contacted Wesley Decker (07/18/61) in front of the business. After investigating the incident, case number 19-13147, it was determined Decker took money from an unattended cash register of the business. Decker was arrested and transported to the Boulder County Jail on charges from this incident as well as the incident documented in case number 19-12020.

On 11/19/19 a Boulder Police Department officer returned a call to a witness reporting a business burglary in the 2300 block of Canyon that occurred on 11/12/2019, case number 19-13714. The witness reported a male was discovered inside an office in the business. When confronted, the male claimed to be a new client who had an appointment. After the male left, two credit card readers were discovered missing. The witness identified Decker from photographs of a previously reported burglary at a different business. The investigating officer sought a warrant for Decker’s arrest. Decker was arrested on 12/02/2019 and transported to the Boulder County Jail. Additionally, the investigating officer completed a warrantless arrest affidavit for the arrest of Decker for case number 19-72605.

Anyone who may have information about these cases should call Officer Alisha McNalley at (303) 441-3333. Those who have information but wish to remain anonymous may contact the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be submitted through the Crime Stoppers website at www.crimeshurt.com. Those submitting tips through Crime Stoppers that lead to the arrest and filing of charges on a suspect(s) may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 from Crime Stoppers.

All charges are simply an accusation by law enforcement officers, and any arrested party must be presumed innocent until proven guilty in court.

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