GOP Rep. Boebert's son Tyler, 18, arrested and charged with multiple felonies in connection with vehicle break-ins

 February 29, 2024

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) and her family have been dealing with the unfortunate upheaval of a divorce, a move to another congressional district, and now run-ins with law enforcement.

The congresswoman's eldest son, Tyler Boebert, 18, was arrested by local police in their hometown of Rifle, Colorado on Tuesday in connection with a string of property thefts and vehicle break-ins, Fox News reported.

He now faces five felony charges and at least 15 other misdemeanor counts for his alleged criminal behavior.

Arrested and charged with felonies

A Tuesday news release from the Rifle Police Department announced that Tyler Boebert was arrested that afternoon "after a recent string of vehicle trespass and property thefts in Rifle."

"Boebert is facing the following charges: four felony counts of Criminal Possession ID Document - Multiple Victims, one felony count of Conspiracy to Commit a Felony, and over 15 additional misdemeanor and petty offenses," the release stated. "This is an ongoing investigation, no further information will be released at this time."

Though unconfirmed, it would appear that Boebert is not alone in facing legal trouble, as a separate release from the RPD on Thursday revealed that "Three juveniles have been summoned to the Garfield County District Court in connection to a string of vehicle trespass and property thefts in Rifle."

Those three juveniles -- a 16-year-old white male and two white females ages 16 and 17 -- all face the exact same felony charges as the congresswoman's son.

Congresswoman addresses son's arrest and criminal charges

Fox News noted that Rep. Boebert said in a statement, "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," she added. "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."

As noted in that statement, the 37-year-old congresswoman from Colorado -- who is currently moving from her 3rd District home in the western half of the state to live and run in the eastern 4th District while also dealing with the fallout of a bitter divorce from her ex-husband, Jayson, who himself was arrested in January following a fight with her and son Tyler -- was made a grandmother last year when Tyler fathered a baby boy with his girlfriend.

Released without bond amid accusations of using bank cards stolen from vehicles

The Colorado Sun reported that Tyler Boebert was released from custody from custody Wednesday afternoon by a magistrate judge without having to post any bond following an agreement between prosecutors and his lawyer, Peyton Miller, who is with the state's public defender's office.

Per an arrest affidavit filed with the court, Boebert had been identified by police as a suspect in the string of vehicle break-ins and thefts after he was caught on camera wearing a distinctive sweatshirt with the logo for "Shooters Grill," the pro-gun restaurant that his parents previously owned and operated before it was shut down.

That surveillance camera footage purportedly shows Boebert and others using at least one stolen debit card. He stands accused of stealing cash, credit and debit cards, and a driver's license out of at least three vehicles.

Per the court documents, the misdemeanor and petty offense charges reportedly include the theft of less than $300 cash, the criminal possession of a financial device, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, among other things.

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