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Police search for woman who escaped from Hollywood station

May 27, 2010 | 11:54 am

Calderonchristine_darlene Los Angeles police were searching Thursday for a woman who walked away from detention at the Hollywood police station.

Christine Darlene Calderon, 20, was being held at the station’s detention bench, near its jail, when she escaped Thursday morning. She had been taken to the station to be booked for having a switchblade. But when officers went to check on her, they realized she had escaped.

They learned she had removed her handcuffs, dropped them in the parking lot and fled. She is on probation for grand theft, police said.

Officers cordoned off several blocks around the station at 1358 Wilcox Ave. to look for her, said Officer Sara Faden, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Police Department. The perimeter was taken down later after Calderon had not been found.

She is described as a 5-foott-5 black woman with black hair and brown eyes and weighing 145 pounds. She was wearing green pants, a dark shirt and no shoes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Hollywood station detectives at (213) 972-2922.

-- Sam Quinones

Photo: Christine Calderon. Credit: Los Angeles Police Department