Man accused of stealing tow truck, leading officers on chase through Pueblo

Crime
Donald Vallejos Pueblo Police Department

A man is facing multiple charges after he stole a tow truck and then led officers on a chase through Pueblo Thursday afternoon, according to police. 

Police said it happened around 2:40 p.m. in the area of Fourth Street and Hudson Avenue. The victim told police a man with a gun had just stolen his tow truck, which belonged to his employer. 

When officers spotted the tow truck several blocks away, the driver led them on a chase, according to police. The suspect hit a box truck as he was headed northbound on Troy Avenue. In the next block, an officer deployed a tire deflation device, deflating the truck’s passenger side tires. The suspect intentionally swerved toward the officer as he was deploying the device, but the officer was able to jump out of the way, according to police. 

The suspect eventually came to a stop in the area of 11th Street and Fearnow Avenue, where he was arrested without further incident. 

The suspect, 33-year-old Donald Vallejos, is charged with aggravated robbery, attempted robbery, attempted second-degree homicide, eluding, and reckless driving. Police said he had unsuccessfully tried to carjack someone else right before he stole the tow truck. 

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