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Police Seek Assistance Locating Woman who Fled from Patrol Vehicle
07/12/2010
Sgt. David Pond
OSP Bend
541-419-1652
 
Sr. Tpr. Chuck Lindberg
OSP Madras
541-419-1655

 Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2010-07/1002/36694/TEWEE3.JPG (CARLA CHARLEY)
Photo/sound file: http://www.flashalertnewswire.net/images/news/2010-07/1002/36694/TEWEE03.JPG (CARLA CHARLEY)

Oregon State Police (OSP) is asking for the public's help to find a female who escaped Saturday night from the back of a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) law enforcement vehicle after she was arrested for DUII. The 40-year old Warm Springs resident was last seen handcuffed running toward a wooded area in the dark along the Deschutes River at Maupin City Park.

On July 10, 2010 at approximately 10:00 p.m. an OSP Fish & Wildlife Division trooper contacted a female driver and male passenger in a vehicle at a camping area in Maupin City Park regarding a traffic violation and investigation of unlawful attempt to sell salmon. The trooper was assisted during the contact by a BLM law enforcement officer in the congested park where approximately 300 people were camping.

Subsequent investigation led the trooper to arrest CARLA HAZEL CHARLEY, age 40, for DUII. She was handcuffed and placed in the back the secured caged rear passenger compartment of the BLM law enforcement officer's sport utility vehicle.

While the trooper and BLM officer were interviewing potential witnesses within eye sight of the BLM vehicle, someone in the crowd yelled that the woman was escaping and running away. After confirming she had got out of the back of the BLM vehicle, the trooper, BLM ranger and two Wasco County deputies who responded to help searched the area, including along the Deschutes River bank, for about two hours without finding her.

It is not known if someone helped in the escape by opening the door of the police vehicle, but according to witnesses CHARLEY was still handcuffed as she ran away into the darkness.

CHARLEY is described as a Native American female, 5'4" and approximately 150 lbs. with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding her location is asked to call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-452-7888.