Traffic Stop Leads To Car Chase
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- A traffic stop turns into a police chase which caused multiple car accidents and forced other agencies to get involved to take the suspect down Wednesday evening.
Shawn Coats, 10, witnessed the whole incident in his neighborhood as he was out rollerblading with friends. "Maybe five feet [away from him], I was on the sidewalk, he came speeding through," Coats said.
Authorities say Thomas Krasowsky fled from a traffic stop after he was notified about his warrants.
"When we contacted him about the warrants, he fled in the car and entered a trailer park where he crashed the vehicle. He then fled on foot and picked up another vehicle and stole the car. The vehicle that he stole was not occupied at the time. It sounds like it was running when he took the car," said Deputy Ben Carnes with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
Krasowsky then crashed the stolen vehicle near 25 Road and Weslo Avenue, where he left the scene and drove into this neighborhood near 24 and 3/4 Road.
"He came from down at the turn, and he just came bolting through the stop sign. He hit the side of the sidewalk and just came down here and took a left turn," said Coats.
Krasowsky then crashed for the third time behind the vineyard church and after that... "He fled on foot and was arrested by deputies and Grand Junction police officers just south of Caprock Academy," said Carnes.
"Usually this neighborhood is very quiet but today, it wasn't really," said Coats.
"Now hes looking at charges for vehicular eluding, resisting arrest, auto theft, and reckless driving in addition to whatever the warrants are for," said Carnes.
Authorities say Krasowsky was transported to St. Mary's hospital by ambulance after he was arrested.