Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Police Continue Search For Suspects Involved In Friday’s Hit and Run

policeThe Yuma Police Department is investigating a motor vehicle collision that occurred at 1st Street and Madison Avenue Friday morning.  Two Hispanic females and three Hispanic males were seen getting out of the suspect vehicle and starting running.  

Some weapons were found by the Gowan Company LLC building at 370 Main Street. 

Police say they started receiving phone calls from the public advising of a subject running toward Fourth Avenue Junior High School.  He was identified as 22-year-old Andres Francisco, who was booked on charges from earlier in the week on a previous felony flight case. 

They are still looking for the two Hispanic females and three Hispanic males.  One female is described as having blonde hair, about five-foot, six-inches, with a petite build and was wearing a white dress.   The second female is described as having dark hair about five-foot, six-inches tall and was wearing dark sweat pants and a dark shirt. 

The first male is described as wearing all black clothing with a thin build.  The second male was wearing a green shirt with dark shorts and a thin build.  The third male is wearing a black shirt, dark jeans and has a medium build. 

Police, along with assistance from the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office, Border Patrol agents and the U.S. Marshall’s Service searched the area. 

Three schools in the area were under lockdown.  Those were lifted about two hours later Friday morning.  Those included Fourth Avenue Junior High, Roosevelt Elementary School and Yuma High School.

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