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CodeRED to shelter in place lifted for Broomfield apartment complex

Harvest Station apartments in Broomfield
Posted at 7:54 AM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-09 08:16:34-04

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — A CodeRED has been lifted for an apartment complex in Broomfield as police search for a suspect.

It was ordered around 7:40 a.m. and lifted around 8:20 a.m. after the suspect was arrested.

The alert, which acts as a reverse 911 call, was for the Harvest Station Apartments, near 118th Avenue and Wadsworth Boulevard, and asked for all residents to shelter in place.

Police were searching for a suspect who was involved in a previous incident. On Wednesday afternoon, the Broomfield Police Department identified the suspect as 36-year-old James Ortiz.

The department confirmed officers originally responded to a hit-and-run involving a truck and trailer, which was reported stolen out of Westminster, on the shoulder of U.S. 36 near the exit for Wadsworth Boulevard. According to police, Ortiz was seen running away from the scene. He then entered the Harvest Station Apartments, kicked in a door to one of the homes and barricaded himself inside. The resident was not home at the time.

He was barricaded inside for 40 minutes before police took him into custody after threatening officers and resisting arrest. He was treated for minor injuries at the hospital, released and booked at the Broomfield Detention Center on charges of first-degree burglary, first-degree motor vehicle theft, theft of $20,000 to $100,000, criminal mischief, resisting arrest, obstruction, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, felony menacing and two counts of violation of bond conditions.