Police swarm crash scene in Colorado Springs, suspect linked to string of crimes

 Police identified two suspects in the crash as Caleb Miles and Brooke Macklin.
Police identified two suspects in the crash as Caleb Miles and Brooke Macklin. (KKTV)
Published: Oct. 18, 2019 at 2:10 PM MDT
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Two suspects have been identified in a multi-vehicle crash. They have been identified as Kaleb Miles and Brooke Macklin.

Multiple roads were closed in northeast Colorado Springs for police activity Friday afternoon. Police are seen on video swarming a truck with guns drawn soon after one of three crashes in a long chase.

At about 2 p.m. authorities with Colorado Springs tweeted the following out:

"Road closures due to police activity: WB Barnes from Austin Bluffs to Doherty. Austin Bluffs & Academy closed. Austin Bluffs & Siferd closed as well."

11 News obtained arrest papers for Kaleb Miles that say he had allegedly stolen the truck that was crashed from a woman two days before the chase. Deputies responded to a a carjacking on October 16, 2019 at the Loaf n' Jug convenience store on Space Village Ave. Investigators say the woman was parked near the gas pumps when she was confronted by a man with a sawed-off shotgun.

Jacqueline Kirby, the public information officer with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, saidFriday's pursuit started at about 1 p.m. near Blaney and Garret Road. It crossed from county territory into city territory before multiple crashes. Speeds reached about 60 mph.

One crash occurred at Barnes Road and Austin Bluffs Parkway. The suspect continued to flee before a second crash at Austin Bluffs Parkway and Siferd Street. The chase ended in dramatic fashion with a third crash at Austin Bluffs and N. Academy Boulevard. A witness captured the final crash on video. Another witness filmed as police surrounded the truck with guns drawn.

Several bystanders and deputies were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. A total of four deputies were involved in the crashes.

Before the pursuit, the sheriff's office got a report the suspect was drilling a hole in a vehicle to try and siphon the gas out of it.

Miles had active warrants for numerous charges to include Felony Vehicular Eluding, Theft, Obstruction, Criminal Mischief, Driving Under Restraint, License Plate Violations, Motor Vehicle Theft (Multiple Counts), Criminal Trespass and Violation of Bail Bond Conditions.

Macklin had an active Failure to Comply warrant.

On Friday, the sheriff's office announced Miles is facing charges including aggravated robbery, aggravated motor vehicle theft, false imprisonment, reckless driving and domestic violence.

Detectives are also calling Miles the suspect in an attempted carjacking that happened on October 15, 2019 at Walmart Neighborhood Market in Colorado Springs. In that case, a man approached an elderly couple in the parking lot with a shotgun and tried to steal their car. The couple refused to hand over the keys, and the suspect reportedly fired a shot into their bumper.

The sheriff's office explained why the pursuit spanned miles:

"In reference to the pursuit on Friday, October 18, 2019, we were looking for a suspect with numerous felony warrants and it is believed he is a possible suspect in at least one violent crime. That information was not disclosed at the time of the Media Briefing as we were still waiting for details to be confirmed and the pursuit that afternoon began with the suspect stealing gas. As with any case, the release of information will happen when we are confident the release of said information will in no way compromise the integrity of the investigation."
Police with guns drawn in Colorado Springs crash

Incredibly intense video of the crash in Colorado Springs. A viewer shared this video with us tied to the police activity in northeast Colorado Springs. We will update this article:

Posted by KKTV 11 News on Friday, October 18, 2019

LIVE: Update on crash scene in Colorado Springs. Police swarm truck with guns drawn.

Posted by KKTV 11 News on Friday, October 18, 2019

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