Lone Tree, Colorado – On Friday, May 19, 2023 at 1:05a.m., Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to assist the Lone Tree Police Department on an unknown injury accident at the intersection of E. Lincoln Ave. and S. Peoria St. Dispatch received an iPhone crash alert, and the location was pinging in the area of the fire station building. As deputies arrived, they observed a male and female walking northbound. The two began to run after seeing the patrol cars. The female, a Denver resident, was contacted quickly and detained. It was later discovered she had an active felony assault and domestic violence warrant out of the Denver Police Department. Lone Tree officers took her into custody.
Douglas County deputies observed a subject matching the description of the male suspect in the tree line on the south side of the townhomes on Mayfair Way and Lynnfield Dr. As deputies attempted to contact the male, he ran westbound into the driveway of two of the buildings and initially was not located. Deputies subsequently located him hiding under a parked SUV in an open garage. He was taken into custody.
The crashed vehicle, a 2005 Bentley Continental, was located off the roadway and crashed into a tree and a flagpole on the property of SMFR Station 44. This same vehicle had eluded Lone Tree Police on a traffic stop approximately five minutes prior to the crash occurring. Deputies responded to the registered address for the Bentley and discovered it was an unreported stolen vehicle that had been stolen during the night.
The male suspect, also a Denver resident, was medically cleared and booked into the Foote Center on charges of first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, second-degree burglary, and obstructing a peace officer.
Douglas County Sheriff Darren Weekly said, “It is disheartening to witness the actions of these misguided teenagers, whose reckless behavior not only endangered their own lives but also put our community at risk. Make no mistake, if you bring this type of criminal activity to Douglas County, we will find you and arrest you.”