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Woman arrested in stolen car, packages from around county found inside

The woman is accused of ramming two deputy vehicles as the sheriff's office was attempting to arrest her.

HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. — A woman accused of driving a stolen vehicle filled with packages from around Douglas County rammed two sheriff's office vehicles while deputies were arresting her this week, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) said.

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DCSO said they found a car that had been reported stolen parked in a McDonald's parking lot near Highlands Ranch Parkway and South Broadway about 8 p.m. Monday.

As deputies drove up to the car with their lights, the driver, identified as Jasmine Mercedes Padilla, 22, backed up over an embankment and hit a sheriff's office vehicle that had been parked there to block her in, DCSO said.

Padilla then pulled forward and rammed another sheriff's office vehicle, DCSO said.

She was taken into custody.

After she was arrested, deputies found packages from locations around Douglas County inside the stolen car, the sheriff's office said.

No one was injured during the incident, according to the sheriff's office. 

Padilla was is facing the following possible charges:

  • Motor vehicle theft
  • Criminal impersonation
  • Criminal mischief
  • Vehicular eluding
  • Fraud
  • Criminal possession of an identification document
  • Reckless driving
  • Obstruction of a peace officer
  • Resisting arrest
  • Unlawful possession of a controlled substance

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