The Woodland Park Police Department’s investigation into car and credit car thieves has resulted in the identification of two suspects from the Colorado Springs area.
On Monday, Woodland Park Police officials named the suspects as Ashley Trujillo and Christopher Bayless. Arrest warrants were obtained for the two, several days after the police sought help from the community. As of press time Monday, the suspects still were at large and still hadn’t been arrested. They have resided in the Colorado Springs area, but few details have been released regarding their background or the circumstances behind the burglaries.
According to a Feb. 18 press release, the alleged theft suspects apparently used credit cards stolen in multiple motor vehicle burglaries at locations in both El Paso and Teller counties. The case was aggressively investigated by several agencies, including the Woodland Park Police Department.
The vehicle the suspects drove was identified as a Lincoln Navigator.
Woodland Park Police Chief Miles De Young publicly thanks the community for their prompt assistance. He noted that the naming of the suspects was based on information provided by citizens. “We would like to thank the public for their assistance in identifying these two. Without the cooperation between our citizens and the police, this would not have happened,” said the police chief in a prepared statement.