In recent days, metro salons have been under assault, and not just from people upset that that the Chinese symbol they paid to have drawn on their nails looks like unidentifiable smegma. First, the Aurora Police Department reported nine break-ins, mostly at salons, over a seven-hour period. Then the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office raised the alarm about another half-dozen salons given the smash-and-grab treatment. But the war against cuticle beautification seems to be over, thanks to the arrest of Michael C. Lowry and Lauren A. Polzine, who've reportedly confessed to many, if not all, of the crimes. Lowry's MySpace page doesn't mention any deep dislike of styling products, but it does disparage state pitbull laws. He writes:
i love animals and think colorado is bullshit for thier stupid pitbull ban. bad owners make bad dogs. my pit wouldn't hurt shit unless he had to.you beat your dog and make it fight its gonna be mean dogs want to please thier owners and if thats what they think makes them happy they'll do it. so bad owners make bad dogs agian ill say it! so fuck anyone that beats, fights or mistreats thier animals i hope they turn and rip your face off! im down to try anything once and am really open minded.
Sounds like the next thing Lowry and Polzine will get a chance to try is jail. Look below to read the ACSO account of their arrest, and see their mug shots.
On September 10, 2009, at approximately 1:00 AM, Arapahoe County Sheriff's Deputy J. Zachman was conducting an increased patrol and surveillance in the 6200 block of South Parker Road in connection with an Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office operations plan that was in place due to a string of commercial burglaries in the area. At 1:16 AM Deputy Zachman observed a car back up to a business and the occupants exit the vehicle. Deputy Zachman heard breaking glass and notified the ACSO Communications Center about a possible burglary in progress. The suspects then exited the business and left the shopping plaza in the car. Deputy Zachman conducted a high risk stop in the 5900 block of South Mobile Street where the two occupants in the vehicle were contacted and detained. The suspects were identified as:
Lowry, Michael C., Age 22
Polzine, Lauren A., Age 20
ACSO deputies determined that the business where the individuals were first spotted had been burglarized. Evidence was observed, in plain view, in the front passenger floorboard. Both suspects were then taken into custody and transported to the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office headquarters where formal interviews were conducted by Investigators. As a result of the Investigation, the suspects have been linked to several other commercial burglaries in the City of Centennial and the Town of Foxfield. Subsequently, both suspects were booked into the Arapahoe County Detention Facility on the following charges. Bond was set at $50,000 each.
CRS 18-4-203, 2nd Degree Burglary, Class Four Felony; CRS 18-4-401, Theft, Class Four Felony; CRS 18-4-501, Criminal Mischief; Class Four Felony; CRS 18-4-205, Possession of Burglary Tools, Class Five Felony; and CRS 18-18-204, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Class Four Felony.
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