Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

CHP Arrest Prison Escapee In Winterhaven

policeThe California Highway Patrol in Winterhaven arrested a prison escapee Saturday afternoon.  Police say they were advised of a stolen 2001 Chevrolet Silverado near Blythe earlier in the day. 

CHP officers later caught up with the vehicle on State Route 78.  The vehicle was stopped at a Border Patrol checkpoint and police were able to apprehend the suspect, identified as 44-year-old Eric Eugene Edelman, who was serving time in the California Department of Corrections. 

He is additionally charged with auto theft, possession of stolen property and grand theft.  The vehicle was returned to the owner.

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