December 30, 2015
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Shoplifter Apprehended After Crash
The male was reported taking items from Walmart
Boulder County, Colo. - At approximately 9:15 a.m. Boulder Communications received a call from Loss Prevention at the Walmart Store, 745 Hwy 287 in Lafayette. They reported a male shoplifter had left the store with a shopping cart full of stolen property. He was reported to be driving a tan vehicle west behind the store.
A Deputy with the Sheriff's Office saw a vehicle matching this description traveling well above the posted speed limit and passing cars illegally westbound on Arapahoe Road. The Deputy kept the car in sight, but did not pursue the vehicle. The driver continued west on Arapahoe, turned north on 75 and crashed his vehicle trying to turn east into the Heatherwood subdivision. The driver ran into the subdivision where he was apprehended by the Deputy.
Neither the Deputy nor the suspect was injured. The suspect was transported to the Boulder County Jail. The Lafayette Police Department will be pursuing the investigation.