Mary Torres allegedly steals SUV with kids inside, hits & runs before crashing into house

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Mary Torres, 27, is accused of leaving a trail of destruction in her wake yesterday -- not the least of which was the house she crashed into after she allegedly stole a Jeep with two children inside.

The kids are okay, but Torres definitely isn't, given the array of charges against her.

According to the Wheat Ridge Police Department, Torres, 27, was riding in a Jeep Cherokee with a couple and their daughter, age two, joined by a three-year-old male cousin. Along the way, the couple stopped to shop at a store on the 7600 block of West 44th Avenue, leaving the woman inside with the kids and the car keys.

Big mistake. Torres allegedly took the wheel of the Jeep are tore off with the kids inside, prompting the parents to call the cops from a nearby Safeway.

Before police could arrive, Torres reportedly rear-ended someone at West 38th Avenue and Fenton Street, doing a number on the vehicle and a brick wall. But rather than stopping to admire the destruction, the Jeep motored away again, this time heading south on Fenton.

Wheat Ridge police immediately alerted neighboring jurisdictions about an SUV on a spree, and it's a lucky thing, because the Jeep soon crossed into Denver in a big way, smashing through the exterior wall of a house at West 40th Avenue and Vallejo.

Denver Police say Torres responded to this sudden stop by leaving the kids inside the car and taking off on foot. But the DPD took her into custody before she got too far.

A man was inside the house, but he wasn't injured, and the two kids emerged without serious damage; they were both in car seats. As for Torres, she was taken into custody and held on outstanding warrants, and she'll be adding to the collection soon via likely charges of first degree aggravated motor-vehicle theft, second-degree kidnapping, felony child abuse, hit and run and DUI -- because the cops believe either drugs or alcohol was involved.

You think? Here's Torres's mug shot, followed by an earlier CBS4 report about the crash:

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Mary Torres.

More from our Colorado Crimes archive: "William Goodrich says he drove school bus into house after eating paper that made him feel odd."


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19 comments
mysis
mysis

The parents were high and they got her high to i did my homework you should to

sue
sue

look at all those meth sores on her face

CAMSHEEL
CAMSHEEL

I hope she gets charges for reckless driving  also damage to the house and jeep. just another damm shit driver.

Kuei
Kuei

So, you leave your kids alone in a car with a girl that has her name tattooed on her neck? Where did they stop to shop? The liquor store, or a crack house?

Lisanl11178
Lisanl11178

I am also a parrent of the 2 year old and I DID NOT leave the keys in the car they fell out of my poket unnoticed and I trusted my uncles friend was not a maniac and I WILL make sure that bitch fries

Tjfarf
Tjfarf

I am the parent of the 2 year old we didn't leave the keys in the car and she was my wifes uncles girl friend. And yes drop her off at my house

J Brian Martinez
J Brian Martinez

I'm still struggling to understand why this couple left a virtual stranger alone with their kids in their car while they went shopping.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Put this piece of shit away and forget about her.

mysis
mysis

So do the parent even more

Kuei
Kuei

I'm not buying it. You are to blame for child neglect. Go back to your trailer and await your punishment!

Kuei
Kuei

"wifes uncles girl friend."

So, what you are saying is you barely knew her. That's as bad as trusting someone because they live 3 trailers down.

Steve
Steve

So you're ok with spending tax dollars to give her 3 squares and a cot to sleep on?

Kuei
Kuei

How is that different from being on public aid?

bigriggs
bigriggs

Yep, she's a bottom feeding piece of shit.  What do you propose?

bigriggs
bigriggs

Sorry, no dick sucking here, I don't roll that way. I read below you state she and the parents were high. If that is the case, she should enjoy prison and the state should look into removing the children from the parents home.

mysis
mysis

Suck dick ass wipe learn the true story i know it

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