Man allegedly crashes truck into 2 houses, breaks into home to ask for a ride

The driver took out the corner of one house, plowed through a chain-link fence into a...
The driver took out the corner of one house, plowed through a chain-link fence into a neighboring garage, and ditched the truck. When a tow truck got on scene, the pickup was still sticking out of a gaping hole in the side of the garage. (KKTV)
Published: Dec. 12, 2019 at 10:18 AM MST
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A quiet Fountain street was action-packed early Thursday morning after a driver's alleged attempt at a hit-and-run failed spectacularly.

After crashing into two houses on Avienda Del Cielo, the driver ditched the pickup, leaving it sticking out of a gaping hole on the side of a garage. He ran a block north to Ancestra Drive and promptly ran into a police officer patrolling the area. Due to it being 3:40 in the morning, the officer asked the man if he was OK. The spooked suspect turned and ran back across the field separating the two streets.

As police searched the field, a woman on Avienda Del Cielo called 911 to report a man banging on her door and asking to be let in. Officers responded to the street and discovered the original crash scene a couple of doors down from the woman's house.

Meanwhile, the suspect made his way further down the street where, instead of knocking, he let himself in. A very freaked out mother discovered the stranger in her younger son's bedroom and lured him out while her older son called police. The boys then hid in a bedroom while their mother kept an eye on the intruder. Officers pulled the boys out of a window to get them to safety and then arrested the suspect.

The mother tells 11 News the reason the intruder gave for breaking in was that he wanted to use a phone to call his friends to pick him up.

The suspect has since been identified by police as 20-year-old Davijo Velarde. Velarde faces charges of aggravated motor vehicle theft and second-degree burglary.

Truck crashes into building in Fountain

It's unclear exactly where this pickup was trying go, but it probably wasn't supposed to be here... Video taken off Fountain Mesa Road in Fountain early this morning...thanks to Lynne for reporting with us!

Posted by KKTV 11 News on Thursday, December 12, 2019