Longmont Man Arrested After Chase Told Police He Was Picking Up Mom
A Longmont man accused of fleeing a traffic stop on Thursday and crashing his truck told an arresting officer that he didn’t want to miss picking up his mother.
A Boulder County Sheriff’s Office report states that after he was taken into custody, Kendan Klindt Lubovich, 25, said that he had just gotten out of prison and was on his way to pick up his mother. Lubovich also said that his license was suspended and he had warrants for his arrest. He was apologetic to the officer.
Online court records indicate that the sheriff’s office is seeking two felony charges against Lubovich — vehicular eluding and trespassing with the intent to commit a crime.
Lubovich is also facing 13 misdemeanor and traffic charges including obstruction, trespassing, criminal mischief, driving under restraint, leaving the scene of an accident involving injury, careless driving, and failure to report an accident. He also had two unrelated warrants at the time of his arrest, according to the report.
The sheriff’s office alleges that a deputy saw a driver later identified as Lubovich break a traffic law near Ninth Avenue and Lashley Street at about noon on Thursday. The deputy believed that Lubovich, who drove off into a side street, was trying to elude him.
When Lubovich emerged from a neighborhood, the deputy tried to make a stop, but Lubovich sped off and careened through a parking lot before driving into another neighborhood. He nearly caused numerous traffic collisions before he crashed through a fence, drove through a yard and struck a tree in an adjacent park.
The report alleges that Lubovich ran away from the crashed vehicle and jumped through numerous back yards. Police who responded reported seeing him several times over the next few minutes. A Longmont police officer found Lubovich in a backyard on the 300 block of Chinook Avenue and used a Taser to subdue him.
The incident briefly prompted a lockout at nearby Skyline High School.
Lubovich has prior convictions in Boulder and Weld counties for disorderly conduct, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, attempted assault on a police officer, felony trespassing and felony menacing, according to online court records.
He remained in custody at the Boulder County Jail on Friday afternoon.
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