Police Issue 'Blue Alert' For Armed And Dangerous Married Couple

Police say the suspect recently escaped from county jail with the help of his wife.

A has been issued throughout Southern California as police seek a man who allegedly shot a deputy after escaping from jail with the help of his wife.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reports that on Aug. 28, Darnell Washington, 24, escaped from the San Bernardino County Jail allegedly with the help of his wife, Tania Washington, 25.

At approximately 9 a.m. this past Sunday, an LASD deputy approached a suspicious vehicle in El Monte. Darnell Washington reportedly came out from the back of the vehicle and fired a shotgun at the deputy.

The deputy was hit, and both suspects -- Darnell and Tania Washington -- escaped in what turned out to be a stolen vehicle, police reported.

“The suspects abandoned the stolen vehicle in the City of South Gate and carjacked another vehicle,” according to a news relrease from the LASD.

The second stolen car is a light blue, 1996 Plymouth Grand Voyager, with a California license plate that reads 3PHK484.

The suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Therefore, the LASD asks residents to immediately call 9-1-1 if they spot the pair or the vehicle.

Prior to his escape, Washington had been booked into jail for robbery and for receiving stolen property. He had a court date logged for Sept. 14.

The deputy who was shot during this weekend sustained non life-threatening injuries and has been released from the hospital, according to an update from the LASD.

A Blue Alert is issued to the public when a law enforcement officer has been killed, suffers serious bodily injury, or is assaulted with a deadly weapon, and the suspect has fled the scene of the offense. The alerts are intended to not only alert the public about dangerous or violent suspects who pose a threat to public safety, but also to solicit the public's assistance in the apprehension of the suspect. to read more about Blue Alerts and how to sign up for them.

Those with information can also contact Sergeant Schoonmaker or Detective Alvarado of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500.

Anonymous tipsters can call “LA Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477) or by texting TIPLA along with your tip to CRIMES (274637), or via the website http://lacrimestoppers.org


Vince September 04, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Thanks...was just askin' is all! I have a 1917 Winchester (w/the famous Enfield near TITANIUM action) that won't cycle 'em steady---I used to run those through my Garand jes' fine...'course they were made for the Garand system...Ya pop a SPAM CAN, and inside are 8 rnd clips, in cloth bandoliers, ready to rock and roll...I lost my Garand years back, and found this last can (unopened) in storage recently, o' St Louis made, with non-corrosive primer's---instant whup azz for an M-1!! Most of the Spam Can's ya see nowdays are Greek made, along with some other knuckle dragger inferior brands...I may just pop the can anyways, and have them for back-up's...heck, a fella, much like a lady and her shoes, can flat out NEVER have enough ammo!
cw September 04, 2012 at 11:47 PM
of course there black
Brenda September 05, 2012 at 02:18 AM
That is exactly why he will either stay on the run or he will go out dead and take alot of people with him. So he had burglary charges to be heard and go to trial, but then add escaping jail, on the run, stolen cars, shooting a deputy? He will go to jail forever so there is no reason to "give up" in his mind. That is the most idiotic thing he could have done for a charge of robbery and recieving stolen property. I know of two cases in the last 3 yrs of the suspects, with priors mind you, got off on probation and a "house" set up, and once completed after 1 year got them dropped to misdeamors. Both Southwest Court Riverside County. So this guy was just plain stupid and might have only spent the time in jail till his trial or plea was over. Now he will have nothing, and this girl is kind of pretty but more stupid then him to even be with him, help him. S T U P I D. I pray he gets caught, Alive, has to serve the time in Jail, now a flight risk, cop shooter, he will never see the sun again, and he will get what he was trying to get out of in the first place, J A I L. Thank God no one has been injured thus far by this.......................yeah that, and those names.
Brenda September 05, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Could not have said it better myself Tv.
Brenda September 05, 2012 at 02:33 AM
At any moment they will be trying to get a new car and everyone in every direction needs to be A W A R E. I hope this is going out everywhere even on the freeway blink signs for Amber Alerts. People need to have someone coming out to get them from the car and into the home safely, get Gas in day time with alot of people around, do not leave your keys in the car(some may have different opinions on that, like if the key is in then they wont hurt you, which could be true), try not to take children with you anywhere until this man is caught so they are not sitting in the car or can be used as hostage for keys, money etc. As far as we know from the last sighting then were in the So LA area, by now they could be in New Mexico, or Mexico, or in your City. I hope that if they do hijack another car that person is carrying and licensed to carry a gun, and uses it. Because one split second he will kill you without hesitation, remember that. Hope to God we get them and fast.
Brenda September 05, 2012 at 02:48 AM
I will take anything that starts with a M or AK please with bullets. From the roof can cover 2 miles or a bit more, all around streets, and mall, 15 freeway No and So of 2 miles or more. Can hit the fly off a shoulder at 20 yards, if I have my glasses on..........:) I will need my electric powerchair instead of my cane, but I am there, send us a Blue Alert and Temecula is ready. We may be old but we dont shy away from protecting ourselves and others, speaking for myself of course.
Brenda September 05, 2012 at 02:52 AM
CW, they can be black, white, asian, blue, yellow, green, tan, any color with so many illegals, and also legals that are just trash ass criminals. The stats on blacks in jail, or having served jail time at least once are CONSIDERABLY higher(figures on internet) then other races, hispanic is 2nd, but still every color is capable of committing this heinous crime. However again, black have more of a railroad for this man to hide as do hispanics.
Pkmd September 05, 2012 at 03:46 AM
"People need to have someone coming out to get them from the car and into the home safely, get Gas in day time with alot of people around, do not leave your keys in the car(some may have different opinions on that, like if the key is in then they wont hurt you, which could be true), try not to take children with you anywhere until this man is 'caught" Here's an idea....PANIC everyone. Brenda I really think you shot way overboard on this one. I have sevreal LEO's in my family and no one there is as worried as you are. It not because the average citizen is not armed in public, but because these idiots are already in Nevada. Can't go to Mexico, the blew it when they stole the other vehicle. With all the gang bangers in LA, I am sure that the fled there for money and they are gone. If not, I know that there are a lot of police officers who are sharp shooters and they carried m-4's. I hope these dirt bags are caught and no one else is hurt. Also, to add may all our LEO's stay safe.
Brenda September 05, 2012 at 06:23 AM
Pk, its not just due to this guy with his wife only, its for every day. We are having women accosted on their bikes, walking in parks, drive by type shootings, and if you read the news all the rest here in SouthEast Lately. That doesnt even include all the small crimes or ones unreported. It can happen to "anyone" and its better to be safe then sorry, and its the ones with a false sense of toughness or safety that are the ones who are victims. But if anyone feels like you Pkmd, that it's P a n i c 'ing to watch and make smart moves to protect yourself, your children, family, then by all means don't even read my post. That is what comments are about, and different opinions, and with most of us having LEO's in our families advice from them is always good and always different :)
Pkmd September 05, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Brenda; trust me I know a thing or two about safety. I have been taught and drilled into me on who to look out for, who might look suspecious, but most off all general common sense. I used to worry but I don't anymore. I don't go walking alone with ear plugs playing music so loud that I can't hear what's around me and I won't walk at night... common sense. Crime is up in Temecula and so are the drugs that are being ran up and down the 15... Gee, how do I know this? I think your smart enough to figure it out. However, awareness is the key not over protectiveness. Pick yourself up a LEGAL (please legal) size of pepper spray and keep it with you. Of course children will no longer be able to play with your keys, but at least it non lethal and if you had to ever use it, the person would still be far enough away for you to safely get away yourself. Good luck!
Pkmd September 05, 2012 at 05:46 PM
Oh yeah, sorry for the misspelling of suspicious. Along with one other comment that should be made. Please don’t misunderstand my post. People should feel safe and secure where ever they go, but we would be living in a fantasy world for that to happen. The only thing that I could encourage people to do is do your civil duty and sit on jury duty. Put these people behind bars. Get vocal to those attorney and especially Judges who let these people off with a slap on the wrist or minimal jail time. Cops are arresting the same people over and over, why? Our judicial system is a joke. There’s your real problem. Everyone have a wonderful and safe day!
TVOR September 05, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I don't know why people make life much harder on themselves by making their crimes much worse. Its always best to own up to your mistakes and move forward in life. Now these two will eventually be caught and be put away for a hell of a lot longer than they would have.
Galactic Cannibal September 05, 2012 at 08:06 PM
"A Blue Alert is issued to the public when a law enforcement officer has been killed, suffers serious bodily injury, or is assaulted with a deadly weapon, and the suspect has fled the scene of the offense." Question : What color alert is issued when a Cop shoots an unarmed woman or man, as happens year in year out in the U.S.. Could it be "the Cop feared for his life" crap. And therefore there is no color alert issued. ????. Welcome to the Land of LAWS ......But Justice ...forget it.
Galactic Cannibal September 05, 2012 at 08:13 PM
The first illegals were a bunch of English scoundrels who landed from the Mayflower . And their followers, all illegals, proceeded to destroy the native residents with guns and diseases and steal their lands.. Every heard of the English word HYPOCRISY....Even we in the U.S do not have our own language . The French, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese, India, Japanese Spain etc. all do , We even stole the English language, modern so-called Americans that is....
Vince September 05, 2012 at 08:23 PM
G.C...C'mon, there IS justice in this country, only thing is, justice in one's favor can get a tad expensive....so far as a higher percentage of colored folks beong in jail goes,. jeez, go figger? It could have absolutely nothing to do with race or the ability to afford "justice", and it maybe might could be that those types are more prone to criminal behavior---and then, are not all that well versed at erasing their tracks...sorta like these two intellectual giants in the article. Maybe? Personally, I got's me an affinity for officer's who can hit what they aim at, for whatever reason they aim at it...otherwise,they wouldn' tbe worth havin' on the streets....jes' sayin'.
Brenda September 05, 2012 at 09:34 PM
Pk, I don't know why your are attacking me? Everyone knows the 15 is the driveway for drugs, as is the 5 and into Orange County and then like with Temecula distributed all over hell and back. Everyone also knows that Temecula has a horrendous drug problem. Everyone also knows to carry tear gas, does it often work enough to actually lay someone out? NO, not someone strong willed, drugged and hell bent on doing something, and if you are a cop which I think you are trying to protray to me then you know that also. Also if they come up behind me(or anyone)I do not stand a chance, and none of these scenerios have a headset on. The headset is a good one to bring up however to everyone reading here. Common sense, I wish more people who end up as victims had. Hopefully most of us do, but it doesn't hurt to bring up reminders especially to younger people who have not seen or heard of certain ways a criminal might work. Us Elderly(ha) have seen alot of things to share that will help others and there is nothing wrong with sharing it here PK.
Brenda September 05, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Cops are arresting the same people over and over, why? A= because our laws and sentences for breaking them are too lenient, and also Judges agree to too many plea bargains with the DA and the Defense for a lesser sentence, blah blah which often time means no time served, and off they go to commit again as I stated above. Our judicial system is a joke. A= Why yes it is PK and I think all of us know that, and frequently discuss it here. There is no room, we cant let them sleep on floors, lets let them out. Hell no, lets put them all on a chain gang! and in tents! There’s your real problem. A= Yes it is PK, but in the meantime we have to protect ourselves, and our families, and we do that the only ways we can. Pepper spray is nice to have unless he comes up behind you at the gas station!
KB September 06, 2012 at 04:29 AM
Do you people work? My God...
Brenda September 06, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Not me KB, disabled, unfortunately :/ Do exercise in the pool once a day however. Thank God for warm weather!
Brenda September 06, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Vince, my parents are in their 70's and refer to black people the same and I have tried to change that, but as they say they are just too damn old to care or learn new tricks. They are right with being in their 70's and all I guess. But they are not racist at all, its just the terminalogy they used when they were growing up. But now if they want to let loose on someone of any color, lord WATCH OUT, LOL
Brenda September 06, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Hey now GC, my dad is half Choctaw, my grandmother, great grandmother full blooded. I am 6th or 7th Generation Californian on my mothers side. (dont remember what the heck she is, LOL) So I feel I am as legal as it GETS, totally a USA CITIZEN! So dont pick on me por favor.
Brenda September 06, 2012 at 10:52 PM
You know in the news articles it does not mention just how in the world this man got out of the San Bernadino jail with the help of just his wife? IS that story somewhere and I am missing it? I bet some serious business is going on at that jail since this happened.
Vince September 07, 2012 at 12:57 AM
KB......As Maynard G. Krebs would say: "WUR-UUURK!"
Pkmd September 07, 2012 at 12:58 AM
Sorry Brenda, honestly I was not trying to attack you in any means. Also, and this is very important I am not a cop... You and I may know what is going on with the freeways and those things but there are a lot of people who don't, that is all. The one thing that I can't stand about text, emails or blogs is the replacement of emotions or tones that can't be seen or heard. I hope that makes sense. I don't ever want anyone to think I am attacking them. I am to damn old for that...physically too. I just didn't want people to panic that's all. If I came across any other way, then I apologize. I would however suggest to that every woman takes a self defense class. It will teach you how to defend yourself if someone comes up behind you... I don't have to worry about it anymore. Menopause will take anyone out who attempts anything...lol. My defense skills were taught to me by my brother who is LEO!! :)
Pkmd September 07, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Yes, I do. 40 plus hours a week. How about you?
Vince September 07, 2012 at 01:33 AM
My two cents on self defense, and self preservation for wimmin's...years back I bought the ex a nice little Lady Smith .38, since we lived way out in the boonies and she often traveled alone, on deserted highways, and streets...She was worried about carrying it though...so I put it before a friend on Palm Springs PD...a Commander actually, and also before an active FBI couple that were our good pals...The cop in Palm Springs said: "I would rather be judged by 12 people, then to be carried by 6"...and The FBI couple had a similar view, although the lady half of that union pointed out that "if she ever needed the pistol, and didn't have it on hand, she surely might not survive the situation..." And she also pointed out that a "jury would be hard pressed to convict a woman with NO previous criminal record of murder, if she shot some SOB in self defense, whether or not the dead bastiche was armed---But maybe Manslaughter WOULD "stick"---which is way more tolerable then "Murder"...She kinda thought the chance of being acquitted for self defense trumped the Holy Crap outta the chance of dying due to NOT being armed... if you don't like that idea, fine and dandy, good luck, but if you see the wisdom in those answers, then you are wise beyond your years... The very best DEFENSE is a very strong OFFENSE...And if you already DO carry, and can and will use the weapon as needed, my next best advice is: Keep on squeezin' 'till all ya hear are "clicks"...
Brenda September 07, 2012 at 03:30 AM
Vince, often times don't understand where you are coming from, but in this case I think I got the last part. I was taught ***cough*** by my father and the officers who trained and tested for me to carry......Shoot at the biggest part(the body, chest, torso) and keep pulling that trigger "till all you hear are clicks", LOL. The BEST piece of advice I have seen on here is to "GET THOSE HEADSETS OFF WHETHER ITS MUSIC OR CELL PHONE". I thought I think of everything for safety, but that one did slip past me. Everyone walking, jogging, riding bikes, skateboards all have something in their ears so how in the world would you hear someone come up behind YOU? Get them off people!! Now the best thing would figure out a way to have a rear view mirror :)
Galactic Cannibal September 07, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Reply to KB.. Me no work..me clever ..Me sponge off system....Me laugh at dummies who work...Me love NFL and eat 3000 cals. greasy burgers , drink Bud lite (watery p*ssy beer). Me cannot spell. But me wave flag and follow the herd...Me true American with BIG gun...and even bigger illusion...USA..USA..USA..USA
TVOR September 09, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Its not the size of your gun that matters, its if you use it properly that counts.
Brenda October 05, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Wonder if they ever found these two??


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