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Quick Work By School Officials Leads To Arrest Of “Most Wanted” Suspect

Sonora, Ca — Heather Hale, one of the Sonora Police Department´s “Most Wanted,” was arrested in Sonoma County this past week due to quick work by school officials.

According to the Sonora Police Department, Hale had fled Tuolumne County after learning that she was wanted on several warrants. She was residing in Sonoma County, and attempted to register her child at a local school. When a Records Clerk at Summerville Elementary School received a records request for Hale´s child, school personnel recognized Hale as being one of the Sonora Police Department´s “Most Wanted” suspects. The clerk placed a copy of the Most Wanted flyer into the school records and forwarded them to the school in Sonoma County.

When the school received the documents, it notified the School Resource Officer, who called and confirmed that the warrant for Hale was still active. Hale was taken into custody the next day, when she arrived to complete the school registration. The warrants for Hale included welfare fraud and theft by use of an access card.

Written by BJ Hansen