2-county crime spree ends with suspect’s capture in Loveland

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LOVELAND, Colo. — Law enforcement captured a suspect in Loveland on Wednesday night after a crime spree that crossed Boulder and Larimer counties.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received calls about 5:30 p.m. about a man trying to steal cars from the parking lot at Praha Restaurant at 75th Street and Ute Highway.

The sheriff’s office said the suspect had abandoned a car he stole about 3 p.m. near the Owl Canyon area of Larimer County.

“When confronted by staff and vehicle owners, the suspect threatened one employee with a knife. One person on scene used a stun gun on the suspect, who then fledĀ and subsequently stole a vehicle from a nearby house,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

Deputies initiated a pursuit of the suspect but terminated it because of the suspect’s “erratic and dangerous driving.”

The suspect eventually made his way into Larimer County, where law enforcement from additional agencies pursued and captured him in Loveland.

The suspect’s name and age have not been released.