Taking something of value from another with the intent of never giving it back is charged as Theft in Denver, Aurora, and Castle Rock. Police are currently looking for the people responsible for taking almost $100,000 worth of ramen noodles. Yup, that's right, $100,000 of RAMEN NOODLES. Can you even imagine how many packs of noodles that would be? You would be set with ramen for life! According to the report, a truck trailer was parked at a store with the ramen noodles as cargo. Between July 25 and August 1, the ramen contents were taken from the locked trailer. If caught, the thieves would be facing felony Theft charges.
Douglas County Theft Attorney: Definition of Theft in Arapahoe County
The Arapahoe and Douglas County, Colorado law definition of Theft – C.R.S. 18-4-401 – is:
“(1) A person commits theft when he or she knowingly obtains, retains, or exercises control over anything of value of another without authorization or by threat or deception; or receives, loans money by pawn or pledge on, or disposes of anything of value or belonging to another that he or she knows or believes to have been stolen, and:
(a) Intends to deprive the other person permanently of the use or benefit of the thing of value;
(b) Knowingly uses, conceals, or abandons the thing of value in such manner as to deprive the other person permanently of its use or benefit;
(c) Uses, conceals, or abandons the thing of value intending that such use, concealment, or abandonment will deprive the other person permanently of its use or benefit;
(d) Demands any consideration to which he or she is not legally entitled as a condition of restoring the thing of value to the other person; or
(e) Knowingly retains the thing of value more than seventy-two hours after the agreed-upon time of return in any lease or hire agreement.”
The ramen thieves would likely be charged under subsection (a).
Sentence for Felony Theft in Jefferson and Adams County
Theft is charged based on the value of the items taken. So, if the thieves took just under $100,000 worth of noodles, they would be facing a class 4 felony. If they took more than $100,000 worth of ramen, it would be a class 3 felony.
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