Jail Escapee Discovered During Search for Another Suspect

Glendora Police discovered one of the witnesses interviewed during Tuesday night’s search was an arrestee who escaped a Glendora jail.

Glendora Police looked for one suspect Tuesday evening, but instead found another who managed to escape a Glendora jail Nov. 6.

Glendora Police arrested Arthur Jay Guerrero, 24, in the 2000 block of East Inola Street Wednesday morning, in the same residence where an allegedly armed suspect fled the scene the night before.

Guerrero was questioned by investigators during Tuesday’s search for Jose Rosas, an activist who goes by Emmanuel Freeman. Guerrero gave a false name and birth date during questioning.

It wasn’t until the following morning when investigators were able to match Guerrero with the mug shot of an arrestee who escaped the Glendora jail just two weeks prior.

Guerrero pulled a Houdini trick when he disappeared from his booking cage following his Nov. 6 arrest by Glendora Police. Guerrero was arrested that day for obstructing an officer and false registration of a vehicle when the officer approached him over a suspected stolen car.

Lt. Brian Summers said Guerrero was left alone in his booking cage for several minutes. When an officer returned, Guerrero was missing.

After viewing surveillance footage, police discovered Guerrero managed to squeeze himself through an 8-inch horizontal opening from the top of the cage door to the ceiling.

“Anyone looking at that wouldn’t think there was any way possible a human being can fit through that 8-inch horizontal space,” said Summers.  “In 46 years, no one has ever tried it. “

Summers said since then, the small gap Guerrero used to escape has been fixed.

Guerrero’s charges now include escape from jail, commercial burglary, obstruction of a police officer, and refusal to give a DNA sample at a Los Angeles courthouse.

His bail is set at $1,003,500. Guerrero is due to appear in a Los Angeles County courthouse Monday.

Bill C. November 24, 2012 at 01:17 AM
He was in the same house Rudy, your claim below is nonsense. Actually this story has nothing to do with my family member or my family the only connection the two stories have is that the search for my nephew led to the discovery of this escapee in the same neighborhood.
Jack Morgan November 24, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Harboring thugs is what it's called.
gsuburban November 29, 2012 at 09:36 PM
The word on the street was, "the bounty hunters" had weapons. Hard to believe that got turned around to "suspect had a gun".
gsuburban November 29, 2012 at 09:39 PM
Hard to believe we needed 3 or 4 police departments, a few helicopters and so forth to find a guy accused of disturbing the peace at some "megaphone" function. Also, there was information that the "Bounty Hunters" were the ones with the gun(s).
Bill C. November 30, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Considering the original information was that the suspect was armed the police response was appropriate even though the information might have "later" been found to be faulty. That's of course according to one guy who has flat out lied about the subsequent arrest at the house. As usual your comments about law enforcement are short sighted.


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