Park County pursuit ends with four arrests in Denver |

Park County pursuit ends with four arrests in Denver


PARK COUNTY ” A car chase that began in Park County late Friday night ended in Westminster Saturday morning with the arrest of four people, at least one of whom was allegedly involved in an armed robbery.

The events unfolded as follows, according to a press release from the Park County Sheriff’s Office:

The pursuit began at about 9:15 Friday night when a clerk at the Shell Gas Station at the top of Crow Hill reported that a white Ford pick-up truck had left without paying for gas.

A Park County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to intercept the truck on Highway 285, but the driver, along with drivers of two Dodge pick-ups, fled at a high rate of speed.

The white Dodge lost control and spun out on West Cline Drive and became stuck. As the deputy approached the truck, the driver freed the vehicle and attempted to run down the deputy. He missed, but clipped the deputy’s car.

Multiple police units had joined the chase by now and followed the white Dodge until it lost control a second time and slid into a ditch. The driver left the truck and ran into the woods.

An organized search party was unable to locate the suspect, but the vehicle was impounded.

Early Saturday morning, the Westminster Police Department located the second Dodge pick-up, which had been used in an armed robbery of a male and a female that day. A pursuit ensued when a Westminster police officer tried to pull the truck over. The chase ended when the driver crashed on Elizabeth Street in Denver.

Three suspects were arrested, while a fourth fled, but was apprehended after a foot chase.

The police officer found multiple firearms in the truck.

The first vehicle, from the Park County gas station, was found at 11 a.m. Saturday morning abandoned in Park County.

All the vehicles involved in the incident were stolen.

The suspects ” David Powell, 24, Steven Erick Mills, 17, Vincent Real, 21 and Kristina Garcia, 25 ” are in custody of the Westminster Police Department.

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