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Two arrested on suspicion of evading police

By Clay Moffitt

December 11, 2006 | LOGAN -- Jose Reyes and Cristia Jensen were arrested on suspicion of evading police and providing false information in addition to drug charges on Friday.

According to the police report, while the Logan Police Department SWAT team was following a warrant for narcotics at an apartment, the couple pulled into the driveway of the residence. The officers were instructed to question every vehicle arriving at the residence, but when they saw the police officers, they turned around and left the driveway.

"[Logan Police] Chief [Russ] Roper and Captain Dave Tarbet were assigned to watch all vehicles that arrived at the house and they turned on it as it left the parking lot and the drivers went through a residential area at a high rate of speed," said Lt. Tracy Hulse, who was a part of the SWAT team.

And during the pursuit, Hulse said, the chase took an interesting turn.

"While [the car] was in motion, the driver and passenger switched positions while driving and almost crashed," Hulse said. The officers found out Jensen was driving without a license and believe that was the motive for the driver passenger switch. And when they finally apprehended Jensen and Reyes, they found some drugs in their possession.

Jensen originally told police her name was Janelle Linda Andrus and Cristia is just a nickname.

"They did their research and found out it was her real name," Hulse said.

Jensen was arrested on suspicion of providing a police officer with false information, driving without a license (both Class C misdemeanors) and evading police, a third-degree felony.

Reyes told police his real name, but was arrested on suspicion of having drugs, drug paraphernalia, driving without a license, driving without headlights on and evading police.

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