Female escapee eludes capture

Nakiya Laverne Hutcherson, 27, who absconded from the area of the Martinez Detention Facility on Friday, Aug. 26. (SAN PABLO PD / Courtesy)
Nakiya Laverne Hutcherson, 27, who absconded from the area of the Martinez Detention Facility on Friday, Aug. 26. (SAN PABLO PD / Courtesy)
MARTINEZ, Calif. – The search for an escapee near the area of the Martinez Detention Facility in downtown Martinez was called off shortly after it began last Friday.

Around 7:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, the Martinez Police Department (MPD) sent out an alert it was assisting in the apprehension of a black female adult, approximately 5’6”, 145 pounds, wearing black pants, a gray sweatshirt and handcuffs.

A helicopter could be heard circling the downtown area, with several agencies involved in the search.

About an hour later at 8:40 p.m., the search for the suspect was called off due to the original crimes being simple, non-violent misdemeanors, MPD officials stated. The woman was originally arrested for trespassing and vandalism.

According to the San Pablo Police Department, Nakiya Laverne Hutcherson, 27, was being escorted by a San Pablo jailer to the Detention Facility around 7:10 p.m. when she ran off.

Hutcherson had initially provided police with her 29-year-old sister’s identification, confusing the search till Monday afternoon when she was correctly identified. Hutcherson is now more accurately described as being 5’7”, weighing 120 pounds.

San Pablo Police Commander Brian Bubar stated he feels Hutcherson poses no immediate danger to the public, but that he expects more charges will be filed against her.

As of Tribune deadline, Hutcherson has not been apprehended.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call the San Pablo Police Department at (510) 233-1214.

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