Man arrested in carjackings, pursue has a lengthy criminal record
A suspected carjacker switches vehicles on Tuesday, MArch 12, 2014.
A woman flees after a carjacking suspect entered her vehicle on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
8:08 A.M. Blocked from stealing a fourth car, suspect Ryan Stone flees on foot and is captured moments later.
A 28-year-old carjacking suspect is accused of leading authorities on a rush-hour pursue from Longmont to Lone Tree, wrecking several vehicles and leaving Front Range residents focused on their televisions and radios as the drama unfolded.
A state trooper was earnestly injured Wednesday morning after the suspect’s vehicle struck him while he was putting down spike strips.
Douglas County police arrested Ryan Cole Stone after an hour-long pursuit through the metro area that reached speeds of one hundred miles per hour.
Stone is accused of stealing a vehicle with a 4-year-old boy in the back seat and then carjacking two other vehicles while a news helicopter tracked his every stir.
“A lot of people have just lived a horrific event,” Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver told reporters after the pursue.
Stone has an 11-page criminal record that began in two thousand three and includes onslaught, receiving stolen property, weapons possession, flight, child manhandle and drug offenses, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
The gig commenced at a Longmont gas station where Martha Rodriguez left her crimson Ford Edge running while she bought coffee.
Rodriguez went into the Bradley station at one thousand seven hundred fifty Main St. in Longmont at about 6:20 a.m., leaving her son, Allan Chavarria-Rodriguez, Four, strapped into a car seat in the sports utility vehicle.
She noticed a man inwards the station eating, she later told the Longmont Times-Call.
When she walked out and spotted that her Ford was gone, she knew the man had taken it, she said. She ran back in, told the clerk the vehicle was stolen, and they called police.
“It was bad,” she said through a translator.
Dispatch broadcast the plate number of her vehicle, and a trooper spotted the SUV speeding south on Interstate 25.
The SUV left the highway at Thornton Parkway, hopping a curb and getting onto I-76 eastbound, then careening onto the road’s shoulders to pass traffic.
“Obviously, this person was desperate,” said Colorado State Patrol spokesman Trooper Nate Reid.
The driver slowed, bumped a gold van and carjacked the vehicle. Leaving the boy in the Ford, he sped away, heading west in the eastbound lanes of I-76.
Near E-470 and Parker Road, the van collided with another car.
In the course of the pursue, the suspect hit Colorado state trooper Bellamann Hee, who was deploying spike strips in the southbound lanes of E-470 near Chambers Road, Reid said.
Hee, an eight-year veteran of the CSP, had surgery and is expected to fully recover, the patrol said.
A brief time later the suspect bumped another car, pulled the driver out and sped away in it.
Stacy Rader, 39, was on her way to work and listening to a radio broadcast of the pursue when the suspect T-boned her two thousand eight Camry at the intersection of East Lincoln Avenue and South Peoria Street.
“That shoved me further into the intersection into eastbound traffic, and I got hit by two other cars,” she said in a telephone interview.
She hit a third car that was making a left turn.
Stone leaped out of the car and ran toward a disrobe mall, police said. He was arrested and taken to a hospital after he attempted and failed to climb a fence. He was treated for a “possible drug overdose,” said Longmont Police spokesman Cmdr. Jeff Satur.
Stone was dreamed in numerous jurisdictions, and there were warrants out for his arrest for auto theft and drug violations, according to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.
He was arrested on Feb. Six on drug charges, and released on $25,000 bond, according to court records.
7News reported that he walked out of a court hearing on March four before his case was called. Records showcase a warrant for his arrest for failure to show up was issued on March Four.
Law enforcement monitored transmissions from the eight hundred fifty KOA News helicopter as the pursue unrolled, said Douglas County Undersheriff Tony Spurlock.
The live feed provided real-time information on the suspect’s location, making it available to the officers thirty five to forty seconds sooner than they would have received from dispatchers, Spurlock said.
Longmont police arrested Stone’s gf, Julie Pawlak, 20, on Tuesday night, after a homeowner reported that someone had cracked into his garage and left a white Ford F-350 in his carport, Satur said.
“We arrested her but didn’t find him,” Satur said.
The pickup truck was stolen, and police found drug paraphernalia, including empty syringes, five pipes containing residues believed to be of methamphetamine and marijuana as well as Two.1 grams of pot.
Police believe Stone wore a black and yellow jacket during the pursue that was stolen from the garage, Satur said.