Man arrested after leading high-speed chase in stolen vehicle

(Photo: Larimer County Sheriff's Office)

(Photo: Larimer County Sheriff's Office)

WINDSOR, Colo. — A Fort Collins man was arrested early Thursday morning after leading deputies on a high-speed chase through two counties in a stolen vehicle, the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office said.

Just after 2 a.m., a deputy spotted a 2006 BMW 750 sedan in the 800 block of southeast Fourth Street in Loveland that matched the description of a vehicle that had been reported stolen by the Loveland Police Department.

When trying to pull over the vehicle at North Denver Avenue and East Eisenhower Boulevard, the suspect, later identified as 33-year-old Shane Moeller, did not stop, the sheriff’s office said.

Moeller then drove eastbound on U.S. 34 across Interstate 25 into Weld County, then north on Weld County County Road 17 at speeds ranging from 50 mph to 130 mph. Deputies stopped pursuing the vehicle near Eastman Park Drive and Third Street in Windsor.

Deputies and officers with the Greeley and Windsor police departments set up a perimeter, and searched the area for Moeller and the vehicle. The vehicle was later found near Garden and Canyon drives, but Moeller was not inside.

About 3 a.m., Moeller was found and taken into custody without incident. The vehicle was confirmed to be the stolen vehicle that Loveland police were searching for, and the investigation found Moeller was a suspect in another stolen vehicle case in Loveland.

Moeller was booked into the Larimer County Jail on charges of second-degree burglary, first-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, second-degree aggravated motor vehicle theft, vehicular eluding, criminal possession of financial device (all felonies), and criminal possession of identification document and driving with a suspended or revoked license (both misdemeanors).

He is being held without bond.