Late Saturday Evening a Cooper Lake State Park Police unit located an unauthorized vehicle, occupied twice, parked inside of the Doctors Creek unit.
Upon making contact with the passengers of the vehicle, the on scene officer could smell marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Scanner traffic suggest the officer was granted a consent search of the vehicle, upon the female passenger exiting the vehicle, she took off running from the officer on foot. After a short foot pursuit, the officer was able to catch the female, and place her into custody.
As we thought this was an end to the call, we hear this next!
Delta County Sheriff’s Office released a BOLO (Be On The Look Out) just after midnight. Scanner traffic suggest the female suspect who had been taken into custody was able to escape out of the patrol car while officers were conducting their routine investigation, and sneak away from the scene handcuffed.
A BOLO is an alert that contains an important message about a suspect or item of interest, which officers may be in search for. They are primarily used for individuals who are classified as dangerous and for crimes of high priority.
Unknown on the exact details, but we have been able to confirm that the female suspect was able to get a ride to the Commerce area. Commerce Police Department was able to quickly locate and recapture the escaped fugitive, who was still in handcuffs.
Great work to all of the departments involved in getting another criminal off the streets. Teamwork won this time!!
The female suspects name has not been released. This is all of the information we have at this time, we will update as we learn more.