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Teller County Sheriff's Office catches alleged burglary suspect on Sunday

Teller County Sheriff's Office vehicle
Posted at 1:22 PM, May 26, 2024

TELLER COUNTY — On Friday, May 24, at about 6:24 p.m. the Teller County Sheriff's Office responded to a burglary in progress at a Woodland Park home off County Road 21.

The man attempting the burglary, later identified as 40-year-old Edgar Saenz Lopez, was allegedly trying to break into a home that had people in it.

Deputies arrived in minutes and began searching for the suspect.

Lopez was located behind Safeway and a foot chase took place between deputies and Lopez.

Lopez was lost around the Little Gem's Trailer Park.

Woodland Park and Teller County Deputies looked for Lopez throughout the night but were unable to find him.

The Teller County Sheriff's Office deputies put out a notice that they were looking for Lopez and urged anyone with any information to call them.

Lopez was found in the area of Chipita Park off of Highway 24 on Sunday, May 26.

He was taken into custody without incident and is now in the Teller County Sheriff's Office Jail.

Lopez is currently on parole and is wanted out of Teller County for Burglary, Resisting Arrest and Obstruction.
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