Police search for escapee

Published 8:28 pm Saturday, August 18, 2012

Suffolk police on Sunday still are searching for a female escapee who allegedly ran after officers discovered her in a stolen vehicle on Saturday.

Suffolk police received a notification from Virginia State Police around 9:30 a.m. regarding a stolen vehicle that may have been headed toward Suffolk, according to a press release from the city. At 1:14 p.m., a Suffolk officer spotted the vehicle, a 1995 white Dodge pickup with North Carolina tags, in the 1300 block of White Marsh Road.


The vehicle had been involved in an accident earlier in the day, according to the press release.

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Two subjects located in the vehicle were detained, and the male complained of heat exhaustion. As medics were responding to the scene to treat him, the female, identified as 19-year-old Alivia Burris, escaped into the woods surrounding the area.

At the time of her escape, she was wearing blue handcuffs, but managed to get them off. Police later recovered them with the assistance of police dogs.

The woman’s clothing is described as black sweatpants with holes in the knees, a T-shirt with a picture of a duck, and black and white socks.

She is wanted in Suffolk on charges of escaping from custody, providing false identity to police, obstruction of justice, petit larceny and resisting arrest. The Virginia State Police also have warrants for her on charges of grand larceny and hit and run.

Anyone who spots the woman or has more information is asked to call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP. Callers to Crime Line never have to give their names or appear in court, and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.