Broomfield police investigate pipe bomb found in stolen vehicle

Joanna Estrada
March 19, 2018

Three people are in custody after a pipe bomb was found inside a stolen vehicle parked at a Broomfield Walmart Sunday morning.

Officers were patrolling the lot, near West 120th Avenue and Sheridan Boulevard, shortly after 4 a.m. when three people got out of their vehicle and hurried into the store.

The Adams County Bomb Squad was then called to look at the device, which was confirmed to be a pipe bomb. All three were taken into custody.

Three suspects have been detained by officers and transported to the Broomfield Jail, including two male suspects and one female suspect.

Police arrested 30-year-old Zach Rickard, 28-year-old John Ulibarri and 28-year-old Heather Moore.

The vehicle had been stolen out of Thornton on March 14, according to an official with the Broomfield Police Department. There, one of the three notified investigators of a potentially unsafe device still inside the vehicle.

Police said Rickard and Moore both live in Littleton and were being held for charges associated with the pipe bomb. Rickard is also suspected of shoplifting from Wal-Mart, Ulibarri had an outstanding warrant and Moore was the driver of the stolen vehicle, according to Broomfield Police.

There's no ongoing threat to the public, and the Walmart remains open for business.

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