Around 4:25 Saturday afternoon, Cheyenne Police observed a Hyundai Sonata parked in the 100 block of West 5th Street. The vehicle’s license plate indicated that it was stolen out of Longmont, Colorado. Three individuals were inside – a male, later identified as 38-year-old Jarred Pacheco, of Cheyenne, and two female passengers.
Pacheco backed the vehicle out onto West 5th Street and proceeded toward I-180, heading south. The officer followed and attempted to make a traffic stop near the I-80 overpass, but the vehicle accelerated to a high rate of speed, leading the pursuit north onto I-25. Pacheco proceeded to drive recklessly and at times into oncoming traffic. He then exited onto West Pershing Boulevard and the officer lost sight of the vehicle. A witness in the area told the officer he saw the Hyundai speeding north on McComb Avenue.
Thanks to tips from multiple citizens, the vehicle was found in an alley on McComb within minutes. Witnesses also advised that three individuals who matched the suspect descriptions were seen walking in the area. Officers located Pacheco and the two female subjects near West Pershing Boulevard and Dillon Avenue.
An officer deployed her K9 partner who alerted to the odor of a controlled substance at the rear door of the vehicle.
The vehicle was subsequently searched – several glass pipes, a digital scale containing a white powdery substance, and a loaded shotgun were recovered. A search of Pacheco’s backpack revealed another digital scale containing a white powdery substance, empty jewelry bags containing a white powdery substance, glass pipes, and shotgun shells.
Pacheco was found to have an outstanding warrant out of Weld County, Colorado for failure to appear on an original charge of “dangerous drugs.” Pacheco’s criminal history also revealed he is disqualified from possessing a firearm due to multiple domestic battery convictions in Wyoming.
Once medically cleared, Pacheco was booked into the Laramie County Jail on the outstanding warrant and additional charges of reckless driving, possession of marijuana, possession of a crystal/powder substance, theft (possession of stolen property), eluding, no driver’s license, no registration, no proof of insurance, and interference with a peace officer.