MONTE VISTA - The last coffee with a cop meeting was well attended by law enforcement with Monte Vista Police Chief George Dingfelder, Sergeant Eugene Ortega, Officer Michael Avila, and Officer Dylon Golden all being present. State Patrol Captain Brett Williams, and Center Police Chief Gene Meek also came to the meeting. However the regular meeting was cut short when Sergeant Ortega located a 2000 Honda Accord in the Lariat area that had fled from a traffic stop by Colorado State Patrol earlier in the morning. All of the officers immediately jumped into action.
According to a press release put out by the Monte Vista Police Department, the CSP reported a male and female suspect in the vehicle. The vehicle also had stolen/altered license plates. According to the report when Sergeant Ortega attempted to stop the vehicle it fled, leading to a short pursuit where the vehicle eluded the officers.
“After a thorough search of the area near Sickles and Henderson, the vehicle was located abandoned. Officers canvased the area and located a residence where the suspect(s) had possibly fled. At approximately 10:30 a.m. a male suspect came out of the residence and was taken into custody. He was identified as Arron Salazar, 33, Pueblo. Salazar was arrested and charged with Felony Eluding, Reckless Driving, and Driving with a Revoked driver’s license. A female occupant of the vehicle was located and was identified as Natalia Beltran, 32, Pueblo. She was arrested and charged with Obstructing a Peace Officer as well as an Assault warrant out of Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office. Both Salazar and Beltran were booked into the Rio Grande County Jail,” according to the Monte Vista Police Department’s press release. The Monte Vista Police Department was assisted by the Colorado State Patrol and the Rio Grande Sheriff’s Office.
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