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On December 8th, 2018, at approximately 1:35 a.m., Larimer County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 5100 block of South Iowa Avenue in unincorporated Larimer County south of Loveland. Deputies located the vehicle where the road comes to a dead end. As a deputy walked towards the vehicle to speak with the driver, the vehicle suddenly accelerated toward the deputy forcing him to quickly move away to avoid being struck. Though the deputy was able to escape the vehicle, it continued on and struck the deputy's vehicle. A second deputy on scene was able to block suspect vehicle in. Deputies were able to safely remove the occupants from the vehicle. All three occupants were juveniles, and no injuries were reported.

Larimer County Sheriff’s Office investigators are leading the investigation and have determined that there is no further safety concern to the public. The juvenile driver was arrested on multiple Misdemeanor allegations and one Felony 5 allegation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact Investigator Chris Wenrick at (970) 498-5165.

“While investigators are still working to determine all the facts surrounding this incident, I’m very upset any time someone endangers a deputy. I am glad our deputy was able to avoid being struck and that both deputies were able to take the driver immediately into custody. There are so many ways this situation could have ended tragically.” Sheriff Smith said, encouraging parents to discuss good decision-making with their young drivers.

All charges are merely allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Published on: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 12:41pm
Contact Details: 

Public Information Officer
Larimer County Sheriff's Office
(970)980-2501 |  Email

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