PUEBLO, Colo. -- Pueblo County Sheriff's Deputies arrested 18-year-old Carlos Zupancic early Sunday morning after he tried to break into his ex-girlfriend's Pueblo West home and threatened to kill her new boyfriend.
Deputies responded to a home on Greenway Avenue at about 5 a.m. after a 17-year-old female reported that Zupancic was banging on a window and threatening to kill a 17-year-old male inside the home, according to a release from the Sheriff's Office.
When deputies arrived on the scene, the suspect had left. The victim said he had broken into a truck on the property and stolen several items.
The Sheriff's Office issued a reverse 911 call to residents within a mile radius of the area, believing that the suspect was possibly armed.
He was apprehended after a brief search near his ex-girlfriend's home, involving a team of Sheriff's deputies, K9s, drone team, and assistance from Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers.
“The responsiveness of our deputies in getting to the area and setting up a perimeter and quickly deploying the K9s and the drones led to the quick apprehension of the suspect,” Taylor said. “This was spectacular teamwork by all involved.”
Zupancic was arrested on charges of first-degree criminal trespass, theft, two counts of harassment and domestic violence, according to the release.