ISPD: Man threatens gas station patrons, leads police on chase

Corinne Westeman
cwesteman@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 10/15/21

A man was arrested on suspicion of multiple offenses after he reportedly threatened patrons at a local gas station, hit a parked car, and then led police on a high-speed chase. The man's identity has …

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ISPD: Man threatens gas station patrons, leads police on chase

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A man was arrested on suspicion of multiple offenses after he reportedly threatened patrons at a local gas station, hit a parked car, and then led police on a high-speed chase. The man's identity has not yet been confirmed, as he reportedly gave several aliases upon arrest.

Around 8:50 p.m. on Oct. 8, Idaho Springs police received a report of a disturbance at the Squatch Store in the 2100 block of East Idaho Springs Road. The initial report was that a suspect, armed with a knife, was yelling at patrons.

Multiple patrons called 911, along with the suspect, who reportedly demanded employees put $20 of gas in his car and give him a box of cigarettes, according to an Oct. 15 ISPD press release. The suspect told the 911 operator that he would slam every vehicle in the parking lot until his demands were met.

He then got into a white sedan and rammed into an unoccupied parked car, as seen later in security camera footage.

Shortly after, as an Idaho Springs officer arrived, the suspect reportedly drove west on Central City Parkway at a high rate of speed. Law enforcement officers from Clear Creek and Gilpin counties responded, and Gilpin County Sheriff's deputies successfully deployed stop-sticks near mile marker 7 on the Central City Parkway.

The vehicle turned onto Nevadaville Road and ultimately crashed into a ditch in the 800 block. The suspect was eventually taken into custody, transported

to a hospital for medical evaluation, and then taken to the Clear Creek County jail.

No one reported injuries from the pursuit or from the initial incident at the Squatch Store.

Further investigation found that the white sedan was stolen out of Aurora.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of multiple offenses, including felony menacing, attempted vehicular assault, vehicular eluding, and reckless endangerment.

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