Northglenn school lockout lifted after police fail to find suspected car thief

Posted on: 9:32 am, January 23, 2013, by , updated on: 02:37pm, January 23, 2013

NORTHGLENN, Colo. — A high school lockout was lifted after Northglenn police called off a search for a suspected car thief, Wednesday.

Police received a report of a stolen vehicle Wednesday morning. Around 8:30 a.m., an officer the suspected stolen vehicle was spotted near the intersection of 120th Avenue and Washington Street.

The officer tried to stop the vehicle, but it sped off and got onto Interstate 25, police said. The vehicle traveled down I-25 and exited at 104th Avenue.

The driver then dumped the vehicle in a parking lot and ran away.

Vantage Point High School was placed on a lockout while officers searched for the thief. No one was allowed to enter the school, but classes continued as normal, school officials said.

Police conducted a large search in the area but came away empty handed.