BOULDER, Colo. - The girlfriend of a carjacking suspect, who police say led them on a wild chase across metro Denver this week, was herself formally charged Friday with felony theft and burglary.
Julie Pawlak was arrested Tuesday night after a Longmont homeowner reported that someone had broken into his garage and left a white Ford F-350 in his carport, police said.
Longmont officers responding to the burglary discovered the pickup was stolen. While processing the crime scene, Pawlak, who used the alias Kristen Kenworthy, was found and arrested by the officers, a police report said.
The arresting officer wrote in the report, "During my contact with Julie she admitted to being a passenger in the stolen vehicle and stated she was with a male named 'Ryan.'" Inside Pawlak's backpack, the officer wrote that he found suspected marijuana, marijuana pipes, methamphetamine pipes and empty syringes.
The Boulder County district attorney on Friday formally charged Pawlak with felony theft, felony residential burglary and misdemeanor theft. She remains in Boulder County Jail on $15,000 bond.
Pawlak's boyfriend, Ryan Stone, appeared in Douglas County court on Friday.
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The 28-year-old Stone is accused of abducting a 4-year-old boy and committing multiple carjackings while leading police on a 75-mile pursuit across five metro counties. During the police chase, Stone is accused of driving a carjacked van at 100 mph when he hit a state trooper who was trying to lay down a spike-strip in front of the van.
Stone was finally arrested after crashing into several cars in an intersection in Douglas County.