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Broomfield police arrested a man early Wednesday for investigation of drug possession after he allegedly made a false report that his Jeep had been carjacked.

The man was treated at

a hospital for drug-related issues before being held in the Broomfield Detention Center, said Joleen Reefe, spokeswoman for the Broomfield Police Department.

The suspect allegedly reported that his white Jeep Cherokee had been carjacked before taking the vehicle on a drive himself, Reefe said.

"It was himself driving the car and him making the calls," she said. "Who knows what goes on in these guys' minds. It sounds like drugs was a big part of it."

After the carjacking report, Denver's Air One helicopter sent messages to Wheat Ridge and Broomfield police about a stolen white Jeep Cherokee just after 1 a.m., Reefe said. The helicopter continued to follow the SUV through the metro area.

At the time, the SUV was in Wheat Ridge near Interstate 70 and Kipling Street.

At 1:10 a.m., the helicopter reported that the suspect was now in Broomfield on westbound U.S. 36 at Church Ranch Boulevard.

Broomfield police officers pulled the car over near Interlocken Parkway.

Kirk Mitchell: 303-954-1206, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or @kirkmitchell or denverpost.com/coldcases



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