On Sunday, April 30, 2023, at approximately 1:46 a.m., Pueblo police were involved in a traffic accident at the intersection of E. 8th St. and Hudson Ave. The suspect had struck a marked police vehicle in a stolen truck and fled the scene on foot.
Officers found the suspect, 51-year-old Jon Paul Romero, in the area. Romero was arrested for Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, Driving Under Restraint – Habitual Traffic Offender, and numerous other traffic violations. The female passenger in the stolen truck had a felony warrant for her arrest and was booked into Pueblo County Jail.
The police officer received medical treatment for minor injuries from the collision.