BOULDER, Colo. –

Three teenagers and a 20-year-old Boulder man have been arrested on suspicion of breaking into a downtown Boulder coffee shop, stealing food and drinks and then entering a vacant office on the building’s second floor to eat, smoke and drink alcohol, according to Boulder police.

The three males and a female were caught about 9 p.m. Wednesday after custodians, unloading supplies at Sydney’s Cafe at 1375 Walnut St., heard young voices coming from upstairs, said police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley.

When police arrived, officers saw the four people leaving â two were taken into custody right away, and two took off running, Huntley said. Officers eventually caught them all and booked them into the Boulder County Jail.

Police found soda cans, cookies, candy and cigarettes in the second-floor unoccupied space, Huntley said.

“They also believe some of them had been drinking alcohol,” she said.

Jeffrey Baumgartner, 20, of Boulder, faces charges of second-degree burglary, delinquency of a minor and underage possession of alcohol.

A 15-year-old male from Boulder, who police are not identifying because of his age, faces second-degree burglary charges. A 16-year-old male from Louisville faces charges of second-degree burglary and underage possession of alcohol.

And a 15-year-old girl from Boulder faces charges of second-degree burglary, underage possession of alcohol and false reporting to police.

Archived comments

If your gonna steal from a place…don’t hang out and indulge in your prize in the place you got it from….geez…what pinheads


3/26/2009 1:14:35 PM


Looks like Darwinian Social evolution at work here…Stupid People who steal and don’t have the sense to get out of the area get caught and taken off streets (we hope)…

A lesson learned? or maybe lessons to be learned during incarceration…into “Criminal technical School” at a young age…

Maybe that alligator farm is still the best idea….something about a clean gene pool…

I digress…

3/26/2009 1:21:08 PM