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Man arrested for vehicle, identity thefts

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Posted at 10:54 AM, Sep 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-01 12:54:55-04

FOUNTAIN — Fountain police have arrested a man they say stole a car and multiple people's financial information.

Friday night, officers got a report of a single car crash in the Little Ranches subdivision, near Sunrise and Bar B Roads. The two people inside the car left the scene after the vehicle became stuck in the ditch.

Officers later found two men running away on Bar B Road. Police later discovered the car was stolen out of Colorado Springs. The driver, 20 year old Jacob Reichert was also found to have multiple people's personal bank checks and mail.

The passenger of the car was released. Reichert was arrested and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.

Reichert faces charges for Motor Vehicle Theft, Identity Theft, and Criminal Possession of Financial Devices.

Fountain police officers are working to contact potential victims.