Man suspected of stealing Englewood police vehicle

The vehicle was damaged and no injuries were reported

Joseph Rios
jrios@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 4/8/20

Englewood Police have arrested a man who is accused of stealing a department vehicle. During the night of April 7, Englewood Police were called to an Army/Navy Surplus Store at 3524 S. Broadway St. …

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Man suspected of stealing Englewood police vehicle

The vehicle was damaged and no injuries were reported

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Englewood Police have arrested a man who is accused of stealing a department vehicle.

During the night of April 7, Englewood Police were called to an Army/Navy Surplus Store at 3524 S. Broadway St. on reports of a disturbance, according to a news release.

When officers arrived, they made contact with 27-year-old man who requested mental health services, the release says. Police then gave him a courtesy ride to the Santa Fe House, which provides mental health services, at 6509 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton.

The man changed his mind once he arrived at the Santa Fe House and decided he didn't want mental health services anymore, according to the release. Officers then gave him a ride to the area of South Federal Boulevard and West Yale Avenue.

After the ride, the man exited and gained control of the police vehicle and drove northbound on South Federal Boulevard at a high rate of speed, according to the release.

Englewood Police were able to locate the vehicle thanks to GPS, and after numerous police agencies, including the Denver Police Department, assisted in locating the vehicle, it crashed in the area of South Zurich Court and West Warren Avenue in Denver.

The suspect allegedly fled on foot after crashing the vehicle and was taken into custody in the 2400 block of South Sherman Boulevard in Denver. Englewood Police say the police vehicle was damaged, but there were no injuries from the incident.

The release says an investigation is ongoing, and no other information is being released at this time.

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