Motorcyclist Evades State Trooper, Police K-9 Search

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

A motorcyclist led a state trooper on a chase in Colorado Springs Monday, eventually abandoning his bike and disappearing on foot.

According to State Patrol, the trooper tried to stop the man on a 1993 Kawasaki at 11:13 a.m. on the southbound side of Chestnut. Instead of stopping, the rider made a U-turn and headed northbound before turning onto the eastbound sidewalk of Garden Of The Gods.

The trooper followed, driving on the road, until the motorcyclist turned into the Chick-Fil-A. In that parking lot, the motorcycle and the Trooper’s cruiser collided.

The motorcyclist abandoned his bike and ran away toward the nearby Hyatt.

The trooper called for backup and the area of the hotel was searched without results. Colorado Springs police also sent a K-9 unit to search the area, but the search was called off at 12:35 p.m.

The suspect involved is described as being a Hispanic male, mid 30s, with a medium build, black hair and goatee. He was wearing black pants and a black shirt, but there are reports that he may have ditched that shirt.

The State Patrol spokesperson who provided this information to 11 News didn’t know why the trooper was originally trying to stop the motorcyclist.

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  • by truth on Mar 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    @d reeves. No kidding, really. I am saying cops must weigh risks vs gains. If you had any clue you would know that. Go read cspd pursuit rules. Then go read csp's. Csp has good policies regarding pursuits. The problem is troopers who do not follow them. Just like trooper kyle.... Who continued a pursuit after sgt td all to stop. Is a stolen motorbike worth a life. What if your daughter was killed? How would you feel. Why do.t you talk to the family who lost family members in 2007 in mesa county who are suing the state. Have you ever told a family their son was killed in a pursuit? No i bet you have not. I have. It sucks. You doubt what i say read about a pursuit terminated then the fleeing suspect hit a bospital worker head on near penrose hospital. Truth is what it is not what people want you to know.
  • by DanReeves Location: The Further on Mar 28, 2012 at 09:13 AM
    @ truth -- It's worth a lot actually. You can't just let scum bags steal a motorcycle and then say. Oh well, it's to dangerous to chase them. I'd probably hurt some one. And when I report to the guy that called me about his bike getting stolen I'll tell him that I tought about chasing him but decided it was in the best interest of the well being of the common wealth not to chase after him for stealing your bike. Seriously? Come on guys...
  • by truth on Mar 27, 2012 at 03:50 PM
    No one has said anything about innocent. Get a clue. It is about reckless actions either by cop or the bike. Pursuits are very very dangerous and should be done within regulations set up. Cops or others cant just decide oh they are guilty and shoot them or run them over. If you feel that way move to china. Innocent til proven guilty not guilty til you prove your innocense. Read the constitution. If this biker killed someone then chase harder, longer etc but he broke a speed limit stole a bike what is it worth to get them?
  • by Liberty's Teeth on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM
    @ K, read again. The criminal's ethnic background WAS mentioned and it wasn't Caucasian. No one here but you felt the need to jump in spouting racist comments. Congrats, you're the type of person you're ranting against. This isn't a race issue.
  • by truth on Mar 27, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    The law is different than case law. Case law is not binding. It is only used as a guide. Supreme court does not make law. They simply rule on constitutuonal legalities. So now what. I am glad you dislike my writing, spelling. Maybe you should stop using your work computer and your company's time. You get my point. This is not a writing contest or spelling bee.
  • by K Location: Colorado Springs on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    Why dont we bring his race into discussion. We do in every other news topic :). O wait he wasnt black or hispanic so no one is interested. I wish that every news topic could be discussed like this one with judging the person character by their race.
  • by truth on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:07 AM
    So acording to some of ohr fellow citzens cops can use any force any time. Oh but on terry vs ohio reference searches they neex probable cuase to do more than pat you down. I bet you think TSA feeling children up, in their pant or in adults shirt, pants is legal? Hell no it is not legal. It violates our constitutional rights. But stupid people like you who dont know spout off with wrong info.
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      by Not Truth on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM in reply to truth
      Terry V Ohio outlines an officers right to conduct a pat down for weapons during a contact with a person. a pat down is a check for saftey not a search. You need probable cause or consent for a search. None of my info was wrong. Please stop typing like a palsy patient.
  • by Liberty's Teeth on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM
    DanReeves, if you're too naive to believe that car chases on crowded streets have a good potential for collateral damage and injury, I'm afarid that there's not much more to discuss. Law enforcement should not have carte blanche when attempting to detain a suspect.
  • by da on Mar 27, 2012 at 10:01 AM
    Supreme court does not set the law. You must be a liberal. Supreme reviews rulings that a lower court has ruled on. Law is made by legislation not supreme court. You must listen to obama too much. Supreme court rules on constitutionality nothing else.
  • by to joey on Mar 27, 2012 at 09:54 AM
    You are a complete fool. Police can not use any amount of force any time. To you speeder needs to be shot since he was speeding. What the heck is wrong with you. Read hitler's history it is exactly what you say.
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      by Joe Schmoe on Mar 30, 2012 at 06:45 AM in reply to to joey
      How do stupid people like you function?
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