REDMOND, OR -- A 28-year-old woman is finally in custody after allegedly escaping the back of a Redmond Police patrol car, over the weekend. An officer conducted a traffic stop at NW Sixth and Hemlock, Saturday afternoon, and detained the driver because she gave a false name. Redmond Police say she managed to free herself from handcuffs, get out of the car and run from the scene.
Several bystanders provided information on her direction of travel. But, despite a broad search effort, she wasn’t found. They later identified the suspect as Citali Hernandez. She was contacted at her job in Redmond on Monday, and arrested for several outstanding warrants. She also faces new charges stemming from the Saturday incident, including Theft, because she allegedly took the officer's handcuffs when she ran.
Redmond PD says an investigation is underway in to how she was able to escape the back of the patrol car.