Three arrested after car theft, chase between Edwards, Eagle
EAGLE COUNTY — Three men from Ohio were arrested and jailed Thursday morning after allegedly stealing a car in Edwards, then leading police on a chase that ended in Eagle.
At 8:22 a.m. Thursday, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office received report of a stolen vehicle near Interstate 70 in Edwards. The reporting party stated that the vehicle had just been stolen from the Wendy’s in Edwards and was seen heading westbound onto I-70. Deputies caught up with the vehicle on I-70 near Wolcott and gave chase. The suspect vehicle exited at Eagle, lost control and crashed into a guard rail, immobilizing the vehicle.
The suspect vehicle was occupied by three males from Ohio. The Sheriff’s Office, in cooperation with other local law enforcement agencies, is investigating another stolen vehicle from Ohio that had been abandoned locally prior to taking the Edwards vehicle. The males are being detained at the Eagle County Detentions center for aggravated motor vehicle theft, reckless endangerment, vehicular eluding and careless driving. Other charges may be pending.
Arrested in the incident were:
• Jesse James Ambrogi, 36.
• Joshua Adam Barney, 31.
• Jeremy O. Rogers-Stemen, 29.
The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office in a release acknowledged the assistance and cooperation of other law enforcement agencies and first responders who assisted in the swift, safe apprehension of the suspects and controlling the scene of the crash.
The release also included a reminder to the community about the risks of leaving your vehicle running and unattended. Always lock your vehicle and take your keys with you.
Tire chains are your friend, especially if Interstate 70 is snowy and slick and you’re a trucker trying to make a deadline.