Woman Arrested After Taking Car From Parking Lot

July 30, 2020

By News Director Jared Atha

An Elk City woman was arrested Tuesday morning and faces burglary charges after she allegedly stole a parked car out of a fast food restaurant parking lot.

According to Elk City police, dispatch received a 911 call from a man claiming that while getting coffee from inside the restaurant on West 3rd Street, he observed a woman drive off in his 2005 Volkswagon.

Police quickly responded and located the vehicle at the intersection of Country Club Boulevard and Van Buren heading east. The report stated that when police caught up to the vehicle, it had pulled to the side of the road and that’s where police would find 29-year-old Carol Elaine Mitchell inside the vehicle, waving the officer to go around her.

Police would later detain Mitchell and transfer her to the Elk City Jail. It was noted in the report that Mitchell was arrested the night before for allegedly giving a false name.