A homeless man is being held in the Boulder County Jail on $25,000 bond after police say they apprehended him outside an apartment building Wednesday night with a stolen handgun, heroin and a stolen car in his possession.

Michael Hachmeister, 35, was arrested at about 8 p.m. at 3250 O'Neal Parkway in north Boulder after police say a woman who was allowing him to stay at her home in Englewood called to report he had stolen some of her belongings.

Among the things Hachmeister stole from the victim, 21-year-old Alexandra Edington, were a computer and her father's 9mm handgun, police say. Edington told police she was letting the suspect stay with her because he had nowhere else to go and she wanted to help him.

Hachmeister also stole the victim's cell phone, according to police reports. She used a feature on the phone to track Hachmeister to Boulder, where she eventually called police after seeing him on the balcony of one of the apartments.

Once police arrived on the scene, they knocked at the door of the apartment, but no one answered, according to reports. The victim identified a car the suspect had been driving, a silver 1997 Audi A8, which police later discovered was stolen.

After patrol officers were not able to contact Hachmeister at the apartment or via the victim's cell phone, two plain-clothed officers arrived at the building in an unmarked car and spotted a man who fit his description, according to reports. With guns drawn, the officers approached him, ordered him to the ground and handcuffed him, according to police.


When asked if he had anything illegal in his possession, he responded, "I got a gun and heroin," according to police.

Among the items officers found on Hachmeister were the cell phone, handgun, heroin and syringes, police said.

Hachmeister was on probation and had three other outstanding warrants at the time of his arrest, police said.

He was arrested on suspicion of charges including aggravated first-degree auto theft, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, drug possession and possession of a concealed weapon.

He is scheduled to appear at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Boulder County Jail courtroom for filing of charges.