Man falls in a creek and breaks into a diner, is tracked by his - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

Man falls in a creek and breaks into a diner, is tracked by his wet footprints

Posted: Updated:

ELLENSBURG, WA - A Kittitas man is facing drug charges after leaving a trail of footprints for authorities to track him.

On Monday, September 12th just before 5 a.m., a burglary alarm went off at the Red Horse Diner in Ellensburg.

Officers who responded to the call discovered that 23-year-old Johnny Gutierrez had managed to enter the closed diner, thinking it was open, when the alarm went off. This happened after Gutierrez had apparently fallen into a nearby creek.

Police followed his wet footprints from the diner to his car, where they found him.

Gutierrez admitted to smoking methamphetamine, and police found a baggy with crystal meth and two glass pipes in the car.

Officers booked Gutierrez into Kittitas County Corrections for possession of a controlled substance.

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Yakima NewsYakima News TodayMore>>

  • Medical call leads to drug bust, arrest in Ellensburg

    Medical call leads to drug bust, arrest in Ellensburg

    Friday, October 19 2018 7:46 PM EDT2018-10-19 23:46:18 GMT
    ELLENSBURG, WA - A medical call leads police to a marijuana grow, and now one man is in jail and facing multiple charges. Around 5 p.m. Thursday night, medics were called out to a home in the 100 block of East Helena Avenue to check on an elderly woman. When they got to the home, a man refused to let them in to check on her. Medics reported the confrontation to police and when police checked it out, they found the woman inside in need of medical attention. Police also found building...More >>
    ELLENSBURG, WA - A medical call leads police to a marijuana grow, and now one man is in jail and facing multiple charges. Around 5 p.m. Thursday night, medics were called out to a home in the 100 block of East Helena Avenue to check on an elderly woman. When they got to the home, a man refused to let them in to check on her. Medics reported the confrontation to police and when police checked it out, they found the woman inside in need of medical attention. Police also found building...More >>
  • Accidental Shooting leaves 2 dead in Ellensburg

    Accidental Shooting leaves 2 dead in Ellensburg

    Friday, October 19 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-10-19 19:53:26 GMT

    Two senior ROTC members at Central Washington University are dead after an accidental shooting and suicide.

    More >>

    Two senior ROTC members at Central Washington University are dead after an accidental shooting and suicide.

    More >>
  • Protecting your digital footprint

    Protecting your digital footprint

    Thursday, October 18 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-10-19 01:22:19 GMT

    WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

    More >>

    WASHINGTON= October is named National Cyber Security Awareness Month by the National Cyber Security Division of the Department of Homeland Security

    More >>