Wild chase of Longmont carjacker goes through Adams County before ending in south Denver metro

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BRIGHTON -- An ongoing police investigation closed the ramp from eastbound I-76 to Bromley Lane for a short time March 12.

The cause was a wild, high-speed car chase that went through Brighton, parts of Commerce City and Aurora before ending in Douglas County. The suspect, Ryan Stone, according to reports, was arrested after he carjacked two vehicles.


The incident began in Longmont earlier in the morning March 12. The suspect stole a car -- with a small child inside -- from a convenience gas station, according to media reports. Shortly after 7:30 a.m. March 12, Stone carjacked a vehicle at I-76 and Bromley Lane. Photographer John Carr said authorities may have tried to use stop sticks on the suspect's vehicle without success. He said I-76 was littered with cars that sustained punctured tires.

Adams County sheriff's deputies said the youngster was OK. An ambulance checked out the driver of the carjacked vehicle for what were believed to be minor injuries.

After the carjacking, the suspect continued to lead several agencies on a high-speed pursuit. Arapahoe County deputies said speeds were in excess of 100 mph as the caravan continued south on E-470 into Douglas County.

The suspect collided with a car near E-470 and Peoria Street, then carjacked another vehicle. Shortly afterward, that car was involved in a crash with another vehicle. The suspect ran into an office complex near Parker Road and Lincoln Avenue, where authorities arrested him in back of a business without incident.