UPDATE: Fugitive woman apprehended: RNC

Arrested without incident after escaping custody late Monday afternoon

Published on May 7, 2013

The RNC has apprehended Kimberly Ann Parkinson who had escaped custody late Monday afternoon.

The RNC says investigators within the RNC Major Crime Unit located Parkinson and arrested her without incident this afternoon in St. John’s.

A news release notes the arrest was as a direct result of the assistance provided by the media and the public.

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(Earlier story)

The RNC’s Major Crime Unit has issued a news release asking the public for any information on the whereabouts of Kimberly Ann Parkinson who escaped custody late Monday afternoon in St. John’s.

Parkinson, 39, is described as approximately 5’2”, 120 pounds, has blue eyes and long brown hair. She has a unicorn tattoo on her left upper arm, a rose tattoo on her right ankle, a dolphin tattoo on her lower back, a flower tattoo on her left forearm, Chinese symbols on her right leg and a Krystal tattoo on her neck.

The RNC said the escape occurred about 5:15 p.m. Monday outside the city lockup on Water Street. Parkinson escaped on foot during a scheduled prisoner transfer.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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(Earlier story)

A 39-year-old woman celebrating her birthday Monday apparently planned a little getaway — from custody.

Kim Parkinson managed to escape sheriff’s officers escorting her and other prisoners back to the city lockup from provincial court late Monday afternoon. When another female prisoner suddenly tripped and fell to the ground, distracting the two sheriff’s officers, Parkinson is said to have made a run for it.

There were about eight or nine prisoners in the group being escorted at the time.

Parkinson was in a restraint known as a D-Ring. It contains a waist belt and a prisoner’s wrists are cuffed to the belt. There is a leg portion of the restraint that prevents a prisoner from running, but it had apparently not been used because Parkinson complained she had an injured leg.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is searching for Parkinson.

Parkinson had been in provincial court Monday afternoon on charges of theft and breach of court orders.

Sources told The Telegram the sheriff’s officers believe the incident with the prisoner falling was a planned distraction.

More details when they are available.