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Police turn to Facebook in search for burglary suspect

Caramie Schnell
Vail, CO Colorado
Daniel Lewis Arment

EAGLE, Colorado – Eagle Police are using social media to try to find the suspect in a string of recent burglaries.

The department sent out a mass e-mail via Facebook to burglary suspect Daniel Arment’s friends early Thursday morning. The message came from “Eagle Police” and was sent to all of Arment’s 121 friends at 12:31 a.m. Arment is a suspect wanted in at least four recent burglaries in Eagle. After police released surveillance photographs to the media last week, citizens provided police with a number of tips, which led to the identification of the suspect as Arment, 30. Informants told police that Arment saw his picture being circulated and fled to the Denver area.

Police served a search warrant Monday in the 300 block of Wall St. in Eagle. Several pieces of stolen property were recovered from the Eagle burglaries as well as from other communities outside of Eagle.

There is a $25,000 cash-only warrant out for Arment’s arrest.

The Facebook message is as follows:

“Daniel Arment is wanted by the Eagle Police Department for several felony burglaries. It is known that he spent last night (12/28/10) in Boulder. All police agencies on the Front Range have been notified of Daniel’s warrant.

“Police also have been advised that he carries knives, throwing stars, and has extensive martial arts experience. The police will consider him armed and dangerous!

“Daniel has the safe option of turning himself in to the Eagle Police Department. Also, anyone assisting him in any way will be considered harboring a fugitive – a felony! You will not be in any trouble by contacting us. Contact the Dispatch Center at (970) 479-2200 Ext. 0.

“Tell Daniel to do the right thing.

“Or, earn cash by calling Eagle County Crime Stoppers at 970-328-7007 or at 1-800-972-TIPS. You may also submit your tip online at http://www.tipsubmit.com, or text a tip from your cell phone by texting STOPCRIME plus your message to CRIMES (274637). If your tip leads to the arrest and indictment of any suspect involved, you could earn up to a $1,000 reward from the Crime Stoppers.”

As of Thursday, there were no new leads in the case, according to Lt. Terry Simpkins, who said that Sgt. Gordon Chicoine sent the Facebook message out.

“We believe (Arment) is not in Eagle County,” Simpkins said.

High Life Editor Caramie Schnell can be reached at 748-2984 or cschnell@vaildaily.com.

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