Thief Then Goes to DV Call in Stolen Cop Car
Cristal M Clark
During the wee hours this morning Jeremiah James Taylor, 33, allegedly broke into the unstaffed Park County Sheriff’s Lake George substation and stole a marked 2013 Dodge Durango. If that wasn’t enough, he heard a radio call and dispatched himself out on call to a domestic violence call.
I mean, when in Rome right?
Apparently, the domestic violence call came in just before 3:30 a.m. and it was broadcast on the Teller County police channel. So Jeremiah James decided he would resolve the issue.
The individuals at the home reported that Jeremiah James appeared to be quite intoxicated. They said he asked, “where’s the old man that’s going to shoot someone?”
This is where things go sideways for Jeremiah James, when the actual coppers showed up, he got back into the stolen police car and the police initially let him go due to the fact that they were concerned about a high speed chase and someone innocent getting taken out, like what happened in Denver down on 225 last week.
Luckily Jeremiah James was spotted about two hours later and when deputies pursued him, they say he took off, hitting speeds of up to 110 mph, and broke several traffic laws during the chase according to the police details. I love how police have to tell you the guy broke multiple traffic laws. No shit, he stole a police cruiser. Again, when in Rome!
Eventually, Jeremiah James crashed on Matakat Road around Mile Marker 4, ran into the woods, when deputies caught up with him, he was armed with a knife and was of course, noncompliant. Deputies deployed a Taser at Jeremiah James and an officer shot at least one round, Teller County Sheriff’s Office said that no deputies were injured.
The Sheriff’s Office said Jeremiah James suffered self-inflicted knife wounds and was taken to the hospital after he was taken into custody.
In addition to the list of charges he’s facing for this incident, Jeremiah James Taylor was also on probation for menacing, theft and DUI along with being investigated for several other crimes that occurred in the area previous to the Park County Sheriff’s Office burglary.
The charges in this case are:
- Aggravated motor vehicle theft
- Vehicular eluding
- Impersonating a peace officer
- Resisting arrest
- Reckless endangerment
- Second-degree burglary
- Reckless driving
By the by how the hell did he manage to steal a police cruiser from the Park County Substation, don’t you secure them? Honestly, the guy deserves a little credit here, he stole a police cruiser and still dispatched himself to a domestic violence call.
Cristal M Clark