WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) — The Westminster Police Department says some schools in Westminster were put on secure perimeter Wednesday morning after a suspect crashed his motorcycle and hid in a yard.

The incident started around 7:45 a.m. near the Westview Rec Center at 108th Avenue and Moore Street. Police said they tried to stop a male driver of a motorcycle but were unsuccessful and they did not try to chase the rider.

A short time later WPD said dispatchers received a call that there was a motorcycle crash near 102nd Place and Oak Street. When officers arrived, they found the motorcycle on its side, along with a knife and gun. The rider was not there.

Police said officers set up a perimeter in the area using a K-9 and a drone. Eventually, they found Forrest Kristian Weger, 38, hiding in a yard near 103rd Place and Oak Street. During the arrest, he was bitten by the K-9 and taken to the hospital.

Wegar is facing these charges:

  • Burglary of a dwelling
  • Theft $5,000-$20,000
  • Possession of a weapon by a previous offender and criminal possession of IDs
  • Vehicular eluding
  • Obstruction of a peace officer
  • Reckless driving
  • Disobeyed red light
  • Possession of a weapon by a previous offender
  • Drove vehicle without a driver’s license
  • Failed to display registration

During this incident, WPD said Lucas Elementary, Witt Elementary and Wayne Carle Middle School were all put on a secure perimeter. 

This post has been updated with the name of the suspect and the charges he is facing.