Suspect arrested after GJ car chase, crash

By: Andie Adams Email
By: Andie Adams Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- A man with three warrants out for his arrest was taken into custody after a car chase through the city.

Mesa County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit says it all started when a deputy pulled over the driver of a white panel van at 25 and Patterson roads for not using a turn signal.

When the deputy came up to the van's window, the driver told him that he didn't have his driver's license, but that his name was "Jeremy Krasowski." However, in the affidavit, the deputy says he had prior information that the man's real name was Thomas Krasowsky, who had active warrants from the Grand Junction Police Department, New Mexico and Adams County.

The deputy noticed that "Jeremy" was acting very nervous and sweating heavily, so the deputy asked him to get out of the van. At that point, the driver took off, heading east of Patterson Road.

With deputies in pursuit, the man -- who deputies confirmed to be Thomas Krasowsky -- drove into the Paradise Valley Trailer Park.

Krasowsky abandoned the van and ran away on foot, deputies say. Soon after, a woman ran to a corporal and told him some guy had taken her keys out of her hand and stolen her black Jeep.

A Grand Junction Police officer spotted the stolen Jeep travelling north on 25 Road. Witnesses say near Fountain Green Boulevard, the driver crashed into another vehicle but kept driving.

A corporal found the Jeep abandoned near 24 ¾ Road, and deputies soon saw Krasowsky running behind Caprock Academy, 714 24 ½ Road.

A deputy drew his gun, ordering Krasowsky to lie down. Other deputies arrived to help place him in handcuffs, since he continued to resisted arrest.

After Krasowsky complained of neck pain and injuries, he was taken to the hospital for treatment and was released into sheriff's office custody.

He was booked into the Mesa County Jail on charges of robbery, aggravated motor vehicle theft, resisting arrest, criminal impersonation and more.

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