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Beth McCann

District Attorney

Second Judical District

201 W, Colfax Ave, Dept. 801
Denver, CO 80202

720-913-2000
Beth.McCann@denverda.org

News Release

August 29, 2019 Contact: Carolyn Tyler, Communications Director, carolyn.tyler@denverda.org, 720-913-9025

Denver District Attorney Announces Charges in RTD Bus Crime Spree (Garcia)

DENVER—Denver District Attorney Beth McCann is announcing that Solomon Garcia (age 36) was charged today with stealing an RTD bus on August 26, 2019, and then going on a crime spree. Garcia faces a total of eight counts for his actions which lasted approximately 20 minutes: two counts of endangering public transportation (F3), two counts of aggravated robbery (F3), one count of aggravated motor vehicle theft in the first degree (F3), one count of aggravated motor vehicle theft in the first degree (F5), one count of criminal attempt to commit aggravated robbery (F4), and one count of criminal attempt to commit second degree burglary (F4).

Garcia is accused of first stopping a RTD bus at the Southbound North Federal Bus Stop #F, stealing it, and crashing the bus at West 6th Avenue Frontage Road and North Lowell Blvd. He then exited the bus and unsuccessfully attempted to steal car keys from a nearby homeowner in order to use the homeowners’ car to avoid capture. Garcia is then accused of carjacking and stealing another car that was headed Westbound on the 6th Avenue Frontage Road and getting into a traffic accident. Denver Police officers ultimately arrested Garcia without incident at North Sheridan Blvd. and West 1st Avenue.

The case number is 19CR06472 and at this time, no scheduling information is available.

 

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The filing of a criminal charge is merely a formal accusation that an individual(s) committed a crime(s) under Colorado laws.  A defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.  See Colo. RPC 3.6