K-9 Loki helps deputies locate suspect hiding under plywood

On Saturday, July 21, 2018 at approximately 04:38 am, A deputy with the Weld County Sheriff’s Office observed a silver Toyota Camry that was travelling at a high rate of speed north on HWY 85 at Weld County Road 20, north of Fort Lupton. The deputy attempted a traffic stop in which the driver failed to yield to the deputy and a pursuit ensued.

The vehicle recklessly traveled at a high rate of speed north on HWY 85, began to turn west on HWY 66, then immediately turned north into the southbound lane of HWY 85 and crossed over the west ditch on HWY 85 onto the frontage road in Platteville. With the safety of the public in mind, the pursuit was terminated.

A short time later, deputies were advised that the vehicle was found crashed unoccupied in the area of WCR 37 and WCR 44, south of LaSalle. When deputies arrived on scene, they learned that the vehicle had been stolen out of Thornton and found multiple stolen items inside the vehicle.

K-9 Loki was called out to attempt a track from the vehicle. K-9 Loki lead deputies to the 22000 block of WCR 37. K-9 Loki then lead deputies to a piece of plywood where he indicated to his handler that there was someone hiding under it. The suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

The suspect was identified as 22-year-old, Cole Alan Reed, of Mead. Reed is currently confined in the Weld County North Jail Complex and being charged with:

Possession of Schedule II (DF4)
Possession of a Weapon by a previous offender (F5)
3rd Degree criminal Trespass (F5)
2nd Degree Burglary (F5)
Vehicular Eluding (F5)
Aggravated motor vehicle theft (F5)
Criminal Mischief x2 (F6)
Criminal Mischief (M3)
Theft (M1)
Theft x3 (M3)
Driving While Revoked (M1)
Reckless Driving (MT2)
Failure to Yield to Emergency Vehicle (TIA)
Speed 10-19 MPH (TIA)
Changed Lanes When Unsafe (TIA)
Stop Lamp Inoperative (TIB)

All charges are merely accusations until proven guilty in a court of law.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Weld County Sheriff’s Office at 970-356-4015 or Crime Tip Line 970-304-6464.