Two in custody after car hijacking, a standoff of several hours with Arvada police

Two suspects are in custody after a carjacking led to a nightly confrontation with Arvada police on December 21. Arvada Police Department Public Information Officer Dave Snelling.

At around 1 a.m., police received a call from a suspicious vehicle on Estes Street and arrived at the scene shortly after. Response officers located a black Ford pickup truck and learned that the suspect associated with that vehicle was armed and entered a house.

Officers learned that the two suspects had outstanding felony arrest warrants. One is a fugitive from the Colorado Department of Corrections as an escapee and the other is wanted on felony drug warrants outside Denver.

The suspects stayed in the house and refused to come out for hours. The patrol tried to negotiate with them and eventually brought in the Jefferson County SWAT team. After about 8 hours of deliberation, the suspects were released separately before 9 a.m., less than an hour apart.

Snelling said a suspect had minor burns to his hands because there was a small fire inside the house, but declined to give more information about the blaze. No civilians were injured.

“This is another example of how our community is affected by auto theft,” Snelling said.

Both suspects are in custody at Jefferson County Jail and will face charges of carjacking and standoff as well as outstanding charges from their previous warrants.

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