On January 28th, 2023, at approximately 12:35 PM, a Pueblo Police Officer observed a black Kia Soul in the 1400 block of E Routt Ave. The officer recognized the vehicle and attached license plate as a reported stolen vehicle out of Denver.
Officers attempted to contact the driver, but the vehicle sped away. As the vehicle was fleeing, it collided with a marked police cruiser. As the suspected stolen vehicle passed by, the original officer recognized the driver from an earlier event. Officers lost sight of the vehicle, but soon found it unoccupied in the 900 block of E. Abriendo Avenue.
While searching the area for the suspect, officers found Antonio Cano, a 51-year-old male, hiding in a nearby yard. The officer positively identified Mr. Cano as the driver of the vehicle.
Mr. Cano was booked into the Pueblo County Detention Center for aggravated motor vehicle theft, vehicular eluding, reckless driving, and driving under restraint (DUR).