Pueblo teens found sleeping in stolen car, face multiple charges

Posted at 12:22 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 14:22:01-04

On July 19th at approximately 8:30 a.m., Pueblo P.D. officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of E. 14th Street on a report of two unconscious parties inside a vehicle.

When officers arrived to the scene, they discovered the vehicle was running, and also stolen.

P.D. said the officers placed deflation devices in front of the vehicle before they attempted to contact the occupants. When the occupants awoke, the driver immediately shifted into gear and took off at a high rate of speed. The vehicle ran over the deflation devices, puncturing the tires.

Officers did not engage in a pursuit of the vehicle. but were able to find gouge marks in the pavement a short time later.

Officers followed the gouge marks and found the vehicle parked near an apartment building in the 400 block of W. 7th Street. As officers searched the area, they located two people near the Pueblo Community Soup Kitchen who were identified as the individuals who were in the car.

At this time, officers took 19-year-old Aaaliya Lay into custody without incident. Lay was the passenger in the vehicle. After a foot pursuit, officers took the driver of the vehicle into custody. He has been identified as 19-year-old Toby Kittinger.

According to Pueblo P.D., a 9mm handgun was found inside Kittinger’s backpack.

The department said both parties were arrested and booked into the Pueblo County Detention Center. Lay was charged with First Degree Criminal Trespass. Kittinger was charged with First Degree Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, First Degree Criminal Trespass, Criminal Impersonation, and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender. Kittinger also had three active warrants for narcotics related offenses.