LITTLETON, Colo. (KDVR) — Police officers were searching for a carjacking suspect who they say committed several crimes in multiple jurisdictions.
Multiple agencies responded to a suspect who was wanted in several car thefts, a home burglary and an assault. The suspect was arrested more than three hours later in Englewood.
In the process of searching for the suspect, Wilmore-Davis Elementary School was placed on a brief lockdown.
According to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, the situation began around 1 p.m. when officers received a call about a suspicious vehicle with no license plates parked in the 7600 block of West 44th Avenue. The vehicle turned out to be stolen.
According to police, when officers attempted to contact the man in the stolen car, he drove off and side-swept one of the patrol vehicles in the process.
Twenty minutes later, officers responded to a home burglary in the 4100 block of Carr Street. The homeowner told officers a stranger entered his home and forcefully pushed him to the ground before stealing his keys and car.
Police said due to photographic evidence, they believe the same suspect was involved in the home burglary.
The Littleton Police Department then tweeted around 2:45 p.m. that there was a large police presence in the area of Windermere and Ridge Road as they searched for a carjacking suspect.
According to LPD, Heritage High School and Runyon Elementary were on a secure perimeter while police searched.
According to LPD, at 4 p.m., the search for the suspect moved out of Littleton and both of the security precautions had been lifted.
Officers said all students and residents were safe as they searched for the man.
WRPD and LPD confirmed at 4 p.m. that the suspect was eventually arrested in Englewood after being involved in several other crimes in other jurisdictions including Wheat Ridge and Englewood.