Second Deer Creek Canyon Thumb Tack Suspect Identified

From The Denver Post

A second man has been cited on accusations that he dropped scores of thumbnail tacks on a popular bike route over the Fourth of July weekend.

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Tyler Chambers, 27, is suspected of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment in the case, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday. Both are misdemeanors.

Last week, Chambers’ cousin, 27-year-old Calvin Chambers, was cited with the same charges.

The tacks were found early on the morning of July 3 along West Deer Creek Road over roughly a quarter-mile stretch near its intersection with Grizzly Drive.

“At least eight bicyclists experienced flat tires that morning due to the thumbtacks,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release. “Chambers purchased the thumbtacks at a local King Soopers and was subsequently identified through the purchase transaction and store video surveillance.”

According to Mark Techmeyer, a sheriff’s office spokesman, authorities were able to link the two men to the crime through “some really, really good police work.”

Techmeyer said investigators determined what kind of tacks were left on the roadway and then learned where that type of tack was sold. Those efforts led a deputy to a King Sooper’s store in southern Jefferson County where surveillance images and credit card data linked the men to the tacks.

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