Wanted man apprehended in Alamosa


ALAMOSA — Alamosa County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Wednesday evening safely apprehended a man wanted by the Department of Corrections for escape.

Aaron Sipnefski, 30, who had a no-bond warrant for escape from the Department of Corrections, was arrested March 21 after attempting to elude deputies during a short pursuit.

According to the sheriff’s office, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Deputy James Chavez observed a dark blue Nissan Altima traveling north on Denver Avenue. The vehicle was observed making a left turn into the parking area of Wise Apples restaurant and then turning onto Fourth Street. Deputy Chavez pulled in behind the vehicle as it turned back onto Denver Avenue, and the vehicle began to drive east. As Deputy Chavez attempted to stop the vehicle, the vehicle increased its speed attempting to elude the deputy.

After a short pursuit through the residential area of East Alamosa, the vehicle traveled North on Hwy 17 and reached speeds of more than 70 mph. The vehicle went to County Road 6 South, and then back towards Alamosa city limits and into the Cattails Golf Course at speeds over 60 mph and stopped at a dead end.

A male subject, later identified as Sipnefski, got out of the vehicle and took off running on foot north through the wooded area. Deputies Chavez and Salazar chased Sipnefski and requested assistance from the Alamosa Police Department and Colorado State Patrol. A perimeter was set up and after searching for approximately 25 minutes, Sipnefski was found and taken into custody without further incident.

He was booked into the Alamosa County Detention Center on charges including felony eluding, reckless endangerment, reckless driving and resisting.