Authorities: Woman who escaped from police caught, held on $10K bail


The Shirley woman who escaped from custody at Riverhead police headquarters was caught by investigators early Thursday, two days after she fled following an arraignment in town court, according to a police news release.

Michelle Bremner, 28, was arraigned on a drug-related charge Tuesday and then she escaped custody at about 12:30 p.m., Riverhead Town police said. Police did not provide details about how Ms. Bremner got away.

Ms. Bremner had been arrested Sept. 27 by Suffolk police on a misdemeanor drug charge, according to online court records. She had been scheduled to appear in court Dec. 2 and did not show up, court records show. She has another court date listed for Dec. 23.

According to Riverhead Det. Sgt. Edward Frost, Ms. Bremner was located outside of Riverhead Town about 9 a.m. after a Riverhead police investigation tracked her down. Sgt. Frost declined to state where Ms. Bremner was found.

Ms. Bremner was charged with third-degree escape, a misdemeanor. She was arraigned in Riverhead Town court on the escape charge and held on $10,000 bail, according to a court clerk. She is due back in court on Dec. 27.