Friday, August 1st, 2014

Schools Lockdowns Lifted, Police Still Searching For Suspects

BorderPatrolAgentsThe Yuma Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred at 1st Street and Madison Avenue this morning (Friday 22). Two Hispanic females and three Hispanic males were seen getting out of the suspect vehicle and starting running. Some weapons were found by the Gowan Company L-L-C building at 370 Main Street.

Police say they started receiving phone calls from the public advising of a subject running toward Fourth Ave Junior High School. Responding Police Officers were able to take him into custody. They are still looking for the two Hispanic females and two Hispanic males. One female is described as having blonde hair, about five-foot, six-inches, with a petite build and wearing a white dress. The second female is described as having dark hair about five-foot, six-inches tall, wearing dark sweat pants and a dark shirt.

Police, along with assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Border Patrol agents and the U.S. Marshall’s Service are continuing to search the area.

Three schools in the area were under lockdown. Those were lifted at 10:15am this morning (Friday 22). Those included Fourth Avenue Junior High, Roosevelt Elementary School and Yuma High School.

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