Three suspects in Colorado are accused of causing $115,000 in damage after a six-month crime spree that ended earlier this year.
The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said between September 2020 and February 2021, Michael Phillips, 21, Marie Alins Roman, 36, and Adrian Cisco Quintana, 44, allegedly committed a series of crimes in 46 different locations throughout Boulder, Lyons and Longmont, ranging from porch piracy and vehicle thefts.
Authorities launched “Operation Unicorn” and said they were able to link the trio to the crimes throughout 12 jurisdictions because of the group’s affinity for leaving drawings and other objects related to the mythical creature at the various crime scenes.
Phillips and Roman are currently in police custody while Quintana is still at-large.
In all, the three face 53 charges in connection to the crimes that occurred in Boulder County, including unlawful distribution and possession of dangerous drugs and drug paraphernalia, identity theft, vehicular eluding, motor vehicle trespass, criminal mischief, theft of license plates, and criminal trespass of property.
Investigators also connected the suspects to more incidents in 12 Denver-area jurisdictions.