AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Two people are in custody after allegedly speeding off in a stolen car when police in Aurora tried to pull them over Thursday morning.

Officers spotted the car Christopher Alexander Sanchez, 27, and Samantha Jo Sears, 22, were allegedly in just before 10 a.m.

They tried to do a roadside stop at East Colfax Avenue and North Havana Street after determining the car was stolen in an armed carjacking in Glendale earlier in the morning. They said they considered the suspects armed and dangerous.

Christopher Alexander Sanchez and Samantha Jo Sears (credit: Aurora Police)

Christopher Alexander Sanchez and Samantha Jo Sears (credit: Aurora Police)

Officers began chasing the car and followed it onto Interstate 225 and then Interstate 70. Speeds of up to 100 mph were reached. The chase then continued onto the following streets:

– Peoria Street
– 56th Avenue
– Pena Boulevard

The chase moved onto E-470 and then off on the East 56th Avenue exit.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Officers then did a pit maneuver and the car went off the side of the road into a field. They then arrested Sears and Sanchez.

“One thing our officers always take into consideration when pursuing suspects is speed, traffic conditions,” said Aurora police spokesman Chris Amsler. “They felt there was no danger to the public so that’s why they continued the pursuit.”

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

No one was hurt in the chase.

Aurora police said Sears is tentatively facing charges of vehicular eluding and is being held on a $3,000 bond. Police said Sanchez had methamphatamine on him when he was arrested and could face drug charges and charges of violating his bond. He’s being held on a $50,000 bond.


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