Mother’s Day Arrest after Woman Leads Freeway Chase from Frazier Park

LEBEC, CA (Monday, May 12 at 11:30 a.m.)—Sheriff’s deputies have just released a statement about an arrest that occurred yesterday, following a freeway chase:
On May 11, 2014 at about 10 p.m. Kern County Sheriff’s deputies from the Frazier Park substation received information that 55 year old Katherine Duenckel was in the Frazier Park area. Deputies had been attempting to locate Duenckel because she had made threats to area residents and had a felony arrest warrant for child endangerment, being under the influence of a controlled substance, and resisting arrest.

Deputies located Duenckel sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot of the Motel 6 in Frazier Park. As deputies approached the car and ordered her to exit the vehicle she drove away. Deputies began pursuing her southbound on Interstate 5 and continued the pursuit into Los Angeles County.

The California Highway Patrol took over the pursuit in Los Angeles County. At about 12:15 am Duenckel stopped the vehicle in the Hawthorne area and was arrested. Duenckel was transported back to Bakersfield and booked into the Sheriff’s Office Central Receiving Facility for evading a peace officer, resisting arrest, terrorist threats, and the outstanding felony warrant.

This is part of the May 9, 2014 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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