DENVER (KDVR) — Following a large investigation, 13 people were indicted on 121 counts related to alleged motor vehicle thefts and burglaries at Denver International Airport, Adams County and in other areas throughout the metro.
According to the 17th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the 13 suspects stole cars from February 2022 to March 2023. Some of the vehicles were used in burglaries by smashing through the front of businesses. The suspects would allegedly place straps around ATMs and pull the machines using the cars.
According to the DA, Ford F-150 Raptors were the preferred vehicle. Jeep Grand Cherokees, Dodge Challengers and Dodge Chargers were also stolen and used in the burglaries.
Investigators found the suspects used “sophisticated tools to reprogram key fobs so they could steal the vehicles.” The suspects would also disable the vehicle’s GPS system so they would not be located.
“Thieves continue to steal cars at alarming rates in Colorado, but particularly at Denver International Airport and the lots that surround it. This group allegedly targeted our airport and used stolen vehicles to terrorize businesses in my jurisdiction and beyond,” said District Attorney Brian Mason.
The 13 suspects have been identified as:
- Marc Morales Cisneros: At large
- Hector Escalera Hernandez: In custody in Mexico
- David Nava Delgado: In custody
- Carlos Nava Delgado: In custody
- Jorge Cadena Lujan: In custody
- Stephanie Reza Ramos: In custody
- Rene Ruiz Ochoa: In custody
- Alejandro Silva-Vasquez: At large in Mexico
- Cesar Poblano Hernandez: In custody
- Brian Valladares: In custody
- Rodrigo Perez-Gonzalez: In custody
- Cruz Cordova: At large
- Jose Merino Ramos: At large
In total, 59 cars were stolen. According to the DA, there were 31 attempted or completed burglaries.