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SWAT team searches Adams County storage lot in motor vehicle theft cases

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — SWAT team members were out with guns drawn at a business near East 58th Avenue and York Street on Thursday afternoon, the Metropolitan Auto Theft Task Force said.

Members of the task force executed a search warrant at the storage facility to collect evidence pertaining to vehicle theft.

“This storage lot was a location where stolen vehicles were possibly being stored,” according to a statement. “There was a possibility that armed individuals may have been in the storage lot at the time of the search warrant, so the Northglenn/Thornton SWAT and Adams County SWAT teams assisted.”

At least two armored vehicles and at least one K-9 unit were at the scene.

SWAT officers could be seen searching sheds, semitrucks and vehicles on the property.

Investigators said they recovered five stolen vehicles in the lot, with dates of thefts going as far back as 2014.

Matthew Melgosa, 32, was arrested on an unrelated felony warrant for motor vehicle theft, according to the statement.