Police chased a suspect through metro Denver after a car was stolen with a child inside. During the chase, the suspect abandoned one car and carjacked another.
After stealing an SUV in Longmont with a child inside, leading police on a high speed chase and stealing two more vehicles, the suspect was arrested near Peoria and Lincoln in Parker.
The chase of the stolen vehicle began shortly after 7 a.m. when the red SUV was spotted on I-25. Around 7:20 a.m., the red SUV exits I-25 at Thornton Parkway just as three patrol vehicles get on the highway.
The chase covered parts of several highways and surface streets.
After getting cornered in a parking lot, the red SUV went off road and the suspect got back onto the highway.
At times, AIRTRACKER7 reported it reached speeds of 102 knots (approximately 117mph) while following the chase.
Just before 7:40 a.m., the suspect jumps out of the red SUV and runs toward a gold minivan he had stopped.
A female passenger in the gold minivan jumps out after her mother is thrown out of the driver's seat.
The suspect drives off in the gold minivan, abandoning the red SUV with the 4-year-old boy inside and leaving the driver of the gold minivan on the side of the road.
Stopsticks are thrown, but just a moment too late, as the suspect in the stolen gold minivan drives the wrong direction on the highway.
The suspect drove the wrong way for several miles during the chase.
The suspect drives under a highway sign warning other drivers about the ongoing chase.
A trooper runs across the road after he lays down stop sticks and is struck by the gold minivan driving on the shoulder.
Just after 8 a.m., the suspect exits E-470 at Belford and rams into a silver BMW at the intersection.
The suspect jumps out of the van, waves his arms around and then jumps back into minivan and takes off.
The suspect rear-ends a black Nissan and appears to try to stop it, possibly in an attempt to carjack it, but the black vehicle does not stop.
So he sideswipes a silver Toyota.
He calmly walks up to the silver Toyota and points to the minivan, as if to show the damage.
But then he yanks the driver out of the vehicle.
This is the third vehicle he has stolen and the second one he has carjacked while on live television.
The woman tries to get her vehicle back but it's too late.
The suspect drives the silver Toyota through the intersection at Peoria and Lincoln and slams into a blue Toyota, causing a chain reaction crash.
The silver sedan he had carjacked is wrecked.
The suspect in the yellow and black jacket jumps out of the smashed car and runs to another car.
It appears he tries to carjack the black Subaru Outback but police are right behind him.
But a deputy blocks the vehicle so the suspect runs.
After this final crash, the suspect led police on a foot chase in the Parker area.
He runs into a strip mall parking lot and ditches his jacket.
He tries to jump over a fence but couldn't.
Wrecked cars at Lincoln Avenue and South Peoria Street in Douglas County, where a police pursuit ended when a carjacking suspect crashed into several vehicles. He was captured after a foot chase. (Alan Gathright, 7NEWS).
At several times during the pursuit, the suspect drove through red lights and went the wrong way on many roads. Here he is in the stolen red SUV nearly hitting a school bus while going the wrong way at 7:25 a.m.
Here he is going the wrong way and nearly hitting a vehicle near 64th.
Officers had attempted to stop him several times throughout the pursuit but were not successful. Here, an officer tried to deploy stop sticks at the 96th Avenue exit but he swerved to avoid the exit.
Police released this surveillance photo of the suspect and issued an Amber Alert early Wednesday morning. After his arrest, he was identified by Longmont PD as Ryan Stone.