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Woman who escaped from custody in Riverhead is caught, police say

Michelle Bremner, who escaped from Riverhead police custody

Michelle Bremner, who escaped from Riverhead police custody Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016, was caught and arrested two days later, Riverhead police said. Credit: RTPD

A woman who escaped from custody earlier this week while being held at the Riverhead Town Police Department was caught and arrested Thursday, authorities said.

Michelle Bremner, 28, recently arraigned on a drug charge, fled headquarters at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Bremner’s hometown was not released.

Bremner was scheduled to be picked up by Suffolk County police on a separate outstanding warrant for seventh-degree possession of a controlled substance at the time of her escape, police said.

Police said an investigation determined Bremner’s whereabouts and she was arrested and arraigned Thursday at Riverhead Justice Court on a charge of third-degree escape, police said.

In a news release Thursday police did not provide details on Bremner’s arrest.

CORRECTION: The suspect’s last name was incorrectly spelled in a previous version of this story.

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