DENVER — The Colorado Attorney General’s Office announced today that it has obtained a 35-count indictment from the statewide Grand Jury against six individuals for an alleged pattern of racketeering activity. The six are accused of primarily burglarizing Denver-area pizza and restaurant establishments in addition to other commercial businesses. They are all charged in Adams County District Court under the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act.
Beginning in April 2012, Michael Scott Warner (44 years old), Kyle Joseph Sweet (24 years old), David Arthur Barnes (47 years old), Chad Allen Disher (24 years old), Jacob Bronson Nadeau (24 years old), and Jesus Jaime Breceda (25 years old) began a widespread practice of burglarizing commercial buildings and stole cash, checks, safes, televisions, liquor, computers and financial transaction devices. The victimized businesses include: multiple Abo’s Pizza locations, Beau Jo’s Pizza, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Pasquini’s Pizza, Pudge Brother’s Pizza, Fairway’s Sports Grill, Las Mexicanitas, Walmart, Chase Bank, Valero and E Cuts Hair Image. While Sweet, Disher, Nadeau and Breceda are in custody, Warner and Barnes are still at large. The Attorney General encourages the public to notify law enforcement if they have any information regarding their whereabouts.
“We ask the public to help us locate Michael Scott Warner and David Arthur Barnes so that they will be held accountable for these prolific crimes,” said Attorney General John Suthers. “Justice, like pizza, should be delivered as quickly as possible.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Warner or Barnes should call local law enforcement or Detective Hoodak at 303-450-8858. The Office of the Attorney General worked in conjunction with the Adams County District Attorney’s Office and the Northglenn and Commerce City Police Departments. The Office of the Attorney General will prosecute the case in Adams County District Court. The four arrested defendants will next appear in Division T of the Adams District Court on October 18, 2012.
The filing of criminal charges or an indictment is merely a formal accusation that an individual committed a crime. Each defendant should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.