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WVC cops: Leaping suspect lands in hospital; next stop jail

First Published Jul 23 2014 10:57 am • Last Updated Jul 23 2014 12:47 pm

A 42-year-old woman, sought on numerous felony and misdemeanor warrants, leaped from a third-story apartment window to escape West Valley City police.

Instead, the suspect ended up in the hospital Wednesday with numerous broken bones — and a reservation for Salt Lake County Jail once she is released, said WVCPD spokeswoman Roxeanne Vaiuku.

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Police were tipped to the woman’s presence in an apartment at 3781 W. Rockwood Way (4200 South). Officers arrived about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday and were allowed into the unit by a resident and directed to a bedroom.

Finding the door to the bedroom locked, officers knocked and asked the woman to come out repeatedly. Finally, they forced entry only to see the suspect leap out a window.

The woman, who has an extensive criminal history including assault, fraud, shoplifting and theft charges, most recently was named in a warrant issued last week for second-degree felony robbery and criminal trespass.

She was transported to the hospital in fair condition, where she was admitted for treatment of broken ankles and a fractured pelvic bone.


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