Building inspector out of job, facing felonies

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An Arapahoe County building inspector arrested in September on suspicion of illegally entering a woman’s residence and snatching a pair of her underwear has lost his job but will have his day in court next month.

Lambert Leon Iringan, 65, is scheduled to be arraigned Dec. 13. He will appear before Judge Gerald Rafferty in the 18th Judicial District’s Division 308 courtroom.

After posting a $200,000 bond, Iringan waived his right to a preliminary hearing at his initial court appearance.

Arapahoe County officials initially placed Iringan on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation by the sheriff’s department.

But Andrea Rasizer, a county spokesperson, said this week: “Effective Sept. 24, Iringan no longer works for Arapahoe County.”

A Centennial resident employed by Arapahoe County since 1998, Iringan was arrested Sept. 13 in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred the previous day.

According to investigators from the sheriff’s office, he is suspected of unlawfully entering an occupied residence in unincorporated Arapahoe County.

A woman told sheriff’s deputies that a man came into her bedroom, which was dark, while she was still in bed around 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 12.

According to the woman, the man did not notice her and went to a dresser and began opening drawers.

When the suspect removed an article of clothing from a drawer — later reported to be underwear — the woman screamed and the suspect fled the scene.

The victim told Arapahoe County sheriff’s investigators she was having her basement remodeled and that the contractor for the project had been scheduled to meet with a county building inspector that morning.

Iringan faces two felonies and one misdemeanor: second-degree burglary of a dwelling, first-degree trespass and theft of less than $50.

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