Law enforcement in Colorado are bringing charges against an individual for purposely crashing his pickup truck into the entry of a police station on Tuesday in an effort to “be heard.”
The Grand Junction Police Department reported that 45-year-old Nathan Chacon drove his vehicle into the lobby of a police station. This incident took place on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 p.m. Luckily, no one was injured in the crash.
At the time of the collision, there were eleven employees working inside the police station. The windowed walls have been credited with protecting the building and its occupants from further damage or harm.
The police officer who wrote up the driver’s arrest report stated that a pickup truck drove through several benches situated in the lobby of the Police Department. These benches are used by citizens who are either filing reports as victims of a crime, or seeking assistance of any kind from the authorities.
Chacon has been charged with attempted first degree murder, attempted first degree assault, attempted vehicular homicide-reckless driving, attempted vehicular assault, criminal mischief, and reckless endangerment.
The police have reported that the destruction to the police station’s reception area, entryways, and bulletproof windows is estimated to be in the range of over $100,000 but less than $1,000,000.
Chacon is being kept in custody at the Mesa County Detention Facility in Grand Junction, Colorado.