DENVER – The driver of a stolen John Deere tractor that belongs to Denver Water led Denver police on a slow-speed chase through a busy section of downtown Denver, leaving property damage and two officers injured Friday evening.
Reports that a tractor had been involved in a crash came in just before 8:30 p.m. to Denver Police, according to spokesman Tyrone Campbell, who said during a press conference at the scene of the crash where tractor was eventually stopped, that multiple vehicles were struck and several buildings sustained property damage as officers slowly chased the stolen tractor for about 30 minutes from the area of City Park.
When that tractor made it to the LoDo neighborhood, officers decided they had to stop the tractor to protect the public. At least one police vehicle rammed the tractor in order to disable it near Coors Field, the spokesman said.
Intersection of 15 & Market where a tractor stolen near City Park ended up. Police are investigating it separately & have not said if it's tied to 2 incidents earlier in the evening. pic.twitter.com/xNW0gwSvXY