Utah police looking for female suspect who stole cop car, got away

Utah police looking for suspect who stole cop car (Photo: Tremonton Police Department)

TREMONTON (KUTV) - A routine traffic stop in Tremonton ended with a stolen police vehicle, one suspect behind bars, and another suspect still at large. It happened this morning just after 2:00 a.m. when a Tremonton officer tried to stop a car with four people inside for speeding.

Police claim the vehicle took off and after a short chase, the driver of the car, 28-year-old Ashley Quintana stopped the car, got out and fled on foot.

Quintana was arrested after a short foot chase.But before backup officers could arrive, cops say other people in the vehicle sped away. Police found the car in front of Bear River High School, with 34-year-old Caresa Chacon still inside.Chacon was arrested and placed in the police cruiser.

That's where things took another bizarre turn.

Both suspects were handcuffed behind their back in the Tremonton officer's vehicle, but the police cruiser only had a partition to accommodate one person, so Chacon was sitting in the front seat of the cruiser.

A backup deputy went to search for the other two suspects.

During that time, police believe Chacon, who was still in handcuffs, had crawled into the driver's seat and stole the police vehicle.
Officers found the car a short time later in the area of 300 N. Main Street in Garland.Both Quintana and Chacon took off on foot once again but were only able to find Chacon, who was arrested again.

Ashley Quintana is still at large. Police describe her as a 28-year-old Hispanic female, 5'1", 145 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair. Officers need your help finding Quintana, as well as identify the other suspects. If you know anything, call Tremonton Police at (435)734-3800

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