LAPORTE, Colo. — A 23-year-old man and 15-year-old boy, both from Denver, were arrested Thursday morning following an attempted burglary and a chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph, the Larimer County Sheriff's Office said.
Just before 3:30 a.m., the sheriff’s office was notified of an attempted burglary at Ted’s Place located at 6511 US 287 in Laporte.
An employee inside the business told deputies that two men tried to kick in the locked front door but were unsuccessful. The witness said they left and headed south on US 287 in a tan SUV.
A deputy later spotted that vehicle leaving the parking lot of the Shell gas station at 3312 West County Road 54G in Laporte and attempted a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to comply, according to the sheriff's office. Deputies later determined the front door of the gas station was broken and the business had been entered.
The deputy pursued the vehicle eastbound through Laporte and into Fort Collins on North College Avenue, the sheriff's office said.
The suspects ran multiple red lights and deputies called off their pursuit when it reached the north end of Old Town.
Deputies resumed the pursuit in the area of South College Avenue and West Trilby Road after road spikes were placed near Carpenter Road.
The suspects managed to avoid the road spikes and turned east on Carpenter Road driving at speeds over 100 mph, the sheriff's office said. The pursuit continued eastbound past Interstate 25 into Windsor, southbound on Highway 257, and then westbound on State Highway 60.
Just after 4 a.m., Colorado State Patrol troopers successfully deployed road spikes at State Highway 60 and I-25 and the suspect vehicle stopped west of the highway.
The 15-year-old passenger was taken into custody. The driver ran away and was finally located around 9:20 a.m. outside the Love’s Travel Stop at 3800 East County Road 56 in Berthoud and arrested without incident.
He's been identified as 23-year-old Miguel Angel Lozoya. The teen was transported to the Larimer County Juvenile Assessment Center.
Both suspects are expected to be charged with multiple crimes. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Larimer County Sheriff’s Office at 970-4161985 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868 where you will remain anonymous and possibly be eligible for a cash reward.
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