DENVER (KDVR) – The suspected driver of a stolen vehicle sideswiped a police cruiser late Friday evening and as of Saturday morning, is now in custody.
The Aurora Police Department received reports of a stolen vehicle around 9 p.m. on Friday night in the area of East Colfax Avenue and Krameria Street.
APD contacted the Denver Police Department since the area fell under that department’s jurisdiction.
When the stolen vehicle was located, officers attempted to make contact with the driver inside, but according to officials with APD, he drove away, side-swiping an APD vehicle in the process.
Shortly thereafter, the driver lost control of the stolen vehicle and crashed, and subsequently fled the scene on foot with his passenger. A female passenger was detained at the scene and has since been cooperating with the police.
According to the DPD, an adult male was arrested overnight and is being held for investigation of aggravated auto theft as well as an unrelated warrant.
According to APD, there were no injuries sustained by any officers during this incident.
DPD will be handling this investigation going forward.
If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact investigators with the DPD by calling 720-913-6010.