According to a report in The Denver Post, 41-year-old Jeremy Brandon Chavez has been accused of stealing a firefighter’s truck, eluding police officers and trying to steal another vehicle during the chase.
It happened in Commerce City on Sunday around 9 a.m. after South Adams County Fire Department responded to Mi Pueblo Market at the intersection of 64th Ave. and Kearney St. At that location a man was complaining about an issue breathing, and, while receiving assistance, he ran into a nearby firefighter’s Ford-450 truck, which was unlocked, and drove away, the report said.
Adams County sheriff’s deputies pursued for about 15 minutes and stopped the truck using stop sticks at East 120th Ave. and Colorado 2, the report said, just north of Interstate 76.
The driver got out of the truck then tried to carjack a woman who had a small child in the backseat, authorities say. However, authorities stopped him.
The report added that Chavez was then taken to Adams County Jail, where he was booked for aggravated motor vehicle theft, attempted robbery and vehicular eluding.