Anaben Esquivel, 32, Garden City, was finally arrested after she had led various law enforcement agencies in two pursuits in Finney County on July 21, including a highspeed chase that forced the Kansas Highway Patrol to perform a Tactical Vehicle Intervention.
That Wednesday, members of the Garden City/Finney County Drug Task Force observed Esquivel driving in the area of the 700 block of E. Pine St. in Garden City, Kan.
They knew Esquivel had a Federal Warrant and a local warrant for probation violation and followed her.
They later observed Esquivel picking up two subjects, 32-year-old Cheyenne Ortiz and a male subject in the area of Chestnut Street and Anderson Street.
Officers recognized Ortiz and confirmed she had a warrant through Garden City Municipal Court.
After Esquivel dropped Ortiz off at the Animal Hospital on E Fulton., task force officers attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Esquivel.
Esquivel refused to stop and initiated a first pursuit through the east side of Garden City.
Esquivel was able to elude officers temporarily until shortly after she was located by a KHP trooper in the area of E. Schulman Ave.
The KHP trooper attempted a traffic stop and Esquivel refused to pull over, initiating second pursuit in the eastern part of Garden City with KHP troopers, Garden City Police Department officers and Finney County Sheriff’s deputies.
The pursuit proceeded onto W. Highway 50 with reported speeds up to 110 miles an hour.
Holcomb Police Officers deployed stop sticks but Esquivel was able to evade them.
“KHP then conducted a Tactical Vehicle Intervention on the vehicle, a White GMC Yukon Denali, in the 7200 block of W. Highway 50 causing Ms. Esquivel to spin out and come to a complete stop,” said the Finney County Sheriff’s Office in a Facebook press release. “Ms. Esquivel was uninjured, taken into custody and transported to the Finney County Jail.”
During the pursuits, Finney County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the Animal Hospital and took Ortiz into custody for a bench warrant through Garden City Municipal Court.
During Ortiz’s arrest she was found to possess a controlled substance. Ortiz was lodged in the Finney County Jail on those charges plus, interference with a law enforcement officer.
Additional traffic charges are pending on Esquivel.