Man arrested for ramming police car with stolen vehicle, hiding in Lakewood home

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — A man was arrested after ramming a stolen vehicle into a patrol vehicle, fleeing on foot and hiding in a nearby home, the Lakewood Police Department said Saturday.

Police were in the parking lot of the Crossland Economy Suites at 715 Kipling St. on a previous incident when officers saw a vehicle pull in.

After running the license plate, officers found the vehicle was reported as stolen.

Officers in two marked patrol vehicles pulled behind the stolen car. The driver backed into one of the patrol vehicles, then went forward into the hotel building, police said.

The man, later identified as 26-year-old Cameron Basquez, fled the area on foot. Officers chased Basquez and saw him enter a crawl space in the backyard of a home in the 10000 block of West Eighth Avenue.

The resident was the only person in the house at the time and was able to leave safely.

Officers secured the area and started negotiations with Basquez. About 12:30 p.m., Basquez left the crawl space and was taken into custody without further incident.

Basquez was charged with aggravated motor vehicle theft, first-degree criminal trespass of a residence and disobeying a lawful order.

The investigation into the case is ongoing.