Law Enforcement Vehicles Smashed in Longmont Man’s Attempt to Flee

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On the morning of October 4, a stolen Ford F-150 truck was discovered in the 0-hundred block of Tulane Court by a sheriff’s deputy.

” The stolen truck, along with another stolen vehicle, is suspected of being used by one or more suspects to commit several recent vehicle trespasses at county trailhead,” states a Boulder County Sheriff’s press release.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s department set up surveillance, hoping the suspect would return to the truck. After hours of waiting and no one returning to it, the deputies began the process of impounding the vehicle.

During the impounding process, a sergeant recognized and identified Longmont resident, Joshua Escandon looking out a basement window of a nearby home. Escandon is wanted for questioning in the stolen vehicle and vehicle trespass investigation and has several outstanding warrants, according to Boulder County Sheriff’s department.

Escandon exited the home after barricading himself inside. While officers were giving commands in an attempt to take Escandon into custody, he ran to his sister’s vehicle. In an attempt to flee the scene, he rammed four police vehicles.

Officers were able to use their vehicles to contain Escandon. He was then arrested without further incident. No one was injured in the event.

Escandon faces charges of felony attempted vehicular assault on law enforcement officers, felony eluding, felony menacing, felony auto theft, reckless driving, obstruction of a police officer, and resisting arrest, in addition to the outstanding felony warrants for vehicle trespass and dangerous drug charges.

According to Boulder County Sheriff’s department, “a number of related investigations are on-going, and it is anticipated that Escandon will face additional charges in the coming days.

Law enforcement would like to remind residents that people are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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