Young men escape from Denver detention center. One remained at large, leading to police chase that ended in crash. – The Denver Post


Two boys escaped from Denver’s Gilliam youth detention center Sunday.

Police said they caught one but that the other remained at large — and a massive police chase in the aftermath concluded with a crash and closure of Colorado Boulevard for more than an hour. More than a dozen police officers, Denver Fire vehicles and ambulances converged on the crash site where a white vehicle smashed sideways against a brick wall just north of 40th Avenue by a Starbucks cafe.

A woman led police on that chase, survived the crash and crawled from her vehicle while police braced for possible fire.

Police initially believed that the white car speeding north on Colorado Boulevard was related to the detention center incident, but the chase and crash “is not related” to the hunt for the at-large escapee, Denver Police spokesman Tyrone Campbell said. “We believed it was. The vehicle did not stop,” Campbell said.

Officers declined to provide more information about the detention center escape other than to say they saw no threat to public safety. The name and condition of the woman involved in the crash was not provided and police could not immediately determine why she failed to stop when police vehicles with flashing lights were behind her.

Source : Denver Post