The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Aurora Police Department and U.S. Postal Service have arrested two suspects for the burglary at Highland Lock & Safe in Evergreen on February 5th. Investigators also believe the suspects are responsible for numerous car trespasses, mail thefts and at least one other burglary in the Evergreen area.
On February 28th the Aurora Police Department and the U.S. Postal Service executed a search warrant at 3248 S. Cathay Cir. in Aurora in reference to a federal mail theft investigation. During the search, evidence was collected that had a direct connection to the locksmith burglary. At the conclusion of the investigation, investigators determined that Kenneth R. Blau (dob 11-20-74) and Andrew Matejka (dob 04-28-77) were responsible for the Evergreen burglary. Blau had been sought by investigators for questioning but his whereabouts were unknown.
In the morning hours of March 5th a deputy in the Evergreen area attempted to stop a Chevy Tahoe for an unreadable license plate. The male driver failed to yield and eventually crashed on South Grapevine Road and ran from the deputy. The vehicle was reported stolen from Aurora. After a short search of the area, deputies apprehended the driver of the vehicle, Kenneth Blau. Marijuana, methamphetamine, two handguns and burglary tools were found inside the stolen vehicle.
Matejka is currently in custody in Council Bluff, Iowa for auto theft and federal charges of mail theft. Details surrounding his arrest are not available at this time.
Blau and Matejka both face the following charges:
- Burglary five counts
- 1st Degree Trespass seven counts
- Criminal Mischief
- Mail Theft federal charge
Blau is also facing a federal handgun violation.