Rep. Lauren Boebert’s son arrested in string of trespassings, thefts

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DENVER (KDVR) — U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert‘s son was arrested on Tuesday in connection to a string of vehicle trespassings and property thefts.

According to the Rifle Police Department, officers arrested 18-year-old Tyler Jay Boebert on Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

Officers said Tyler’s arrest follows a recent string of vehicle trespassing and property thefts in Rifle.

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Tyler is facing the following charges:

  • Four felony counts of criminal possession of ID documents – multiple victims

  • One felony count of conspiracy to commit a felony

  • Over 15 misdemeanor and petty offenses

The allegations are laid out in an arrest affidavit released on Wednesday. It includes reports of vehicle break-ins and thefts of things like cards and cash.

In one instance, police said surveillance video shows Tyler in a hoodie reading “Shooters Grill” — the name of his mother’s shuttered restaurant — when he allegedly used a stolen debit card. The investigating officer said he recognized Tyler through previous encounters, and his truck was seen in surveillance video.

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FOX31 reached out to Boebert’s press secretary, who said she had “no comment.” However, the congresswoman released the following statement to FOX31 at about noon.

“I love my son Tyler, who has been through some very difficult, public challenges for a young man and the subject of attention that he didn’t ask for. It breaks my heart to see my child struggling and, in this situation, especially when he has been provided multiple opportunities to get his life on track. I will never give up on him and I will continue to be there for him. As an adult and father, Tyler will take responsibility for his actions and should be held accountable for poor decisions just like any other citizen.”

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Tyler appeared in court on Wednesday, was given a $1,250 personal recognizance bond and is scheduled to appear in court again on April 11.

Tyler isn’t the only Boebert family member to be arrested this year.

In January, Boebert’s ex-husband, Jayson, was arrested by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. The arrest stemmed from an altercation at Jayson’s home on Jan. 9 and involved a family member who was not Lauren.

Deputies were also called on Jayson over an alleged incident between Jayson and Lauren.

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In February, Boebert was granted a temporary restraining order against Jayson after she accused him of threatening to harm her and entering the family’s home without permission.

This news comes as Boebert continues her 2024 bid to continue representing Colorado in Congress. However, she decided to change districts and is now vying to represent the 4th Congressional District instead of the 3rd Congressional District.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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