Female Arrestee Escapes from Detention Bench NR10283ah

May 27, 2010

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a female suspect who managed to escape from a detention bench early this morning at Hollywood Community Police Station.

Around 1 a.m., 20-year-old Christine Darlene Calderon was brought to Hollywood Station to be charged for possession of a switch blade knife.  Calderon was left shackled on a detention bench near the booking area around 2:30 a.m. When officers went to go check on her, they discovered she had escaped.  Investigators learned the suspect removed the handcuffs and dropped them in the police station parking lot and fled.

Calderon is currently on probation for grand theft.  She is described as African American with short cropped black hair and brown eyes.  She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 145 pounds and was last seen wearing a green shirt, dark pants and no shoes.

Anyone with information about this murder is asked to call Hollywood Division detectives at 213-972-2922 or 2925.  During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.