High-speed chase stems from Tuesday car theft

KUSA—A wild high-speed car chase across Northern Colorado that left a trooper injured, three people carjacked, and a child kidnapped stemmed from a case of auto theft in Englewood, Colo. on Tuesday.

Ryan Stone, the suspect in the car chase, was wanted for allegedly stealing a Ford F-350 pickup truck from Englewood.

Police say his girlfriend, Julie Pawlak helped in the theft. A Boulder County judge set bail at $15,000 for Pawlak on Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities didn't locate Stone until after he allegedly stole a car with a 4-year-old inside it on Wednesday morning. Police did manage found Pawlak the night before.

Around 5pm on Tuesday evening, Longmont, Colo. police found the stolen pickup after a man called to complain it had been left in his carport and his garage had been broken into.

While on that scene, Longmont police say Pawlak walked by in a nearby alley with her dog.

According to arrest documents, Pawlak gave officers a false name and address and was allowed to leave the scene.

Upon searching the truck, officers say they found photographs of Pawlak, a purse, letters addressed to Pawlak, and dog food.

At that point, an alert was put out for Pawlak's arrest.

She was found at about 6:45pm walking East on 11th Avenue in Longmont and arrested.

The arresting officer says Pawlak initially lied about her name to him, but later admitted who she was and said she was a passenger in the stolen truck, which was driven by a man named "Ryan."

Police say they found a small container of marijuana and pipes in her backpack, which she was not allowed to have due to a court order. Additionally, they found pipes with residue that tested positive for methamphetamine, three empty syringes, and a plastic container with a straw inside.


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