CAPTURED: The Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force locates Susan Burnaroos hiding under house

CAPTURED -- December 8, 2019

The U.S. Marshals led Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force arrested Yakima fugitive Susan Burnaroos today.  Deputies say she attempted to evade capture by hiding under a house.

night vision

However, the task force deployed night/thermal imaging to locate her.


Pacific NW Violent Offender Task Force deploying night vision/thermal camera

She was eventually arrested and will be facing new charges.

PNVOTF officer handcuffs Susan Burnaroos found hiding under house in Yakima


The hunt is on for this four-time felon caught with a firearm.

Yakima Police say the 9mm handgun was loaded and stuffed under the driver's seat of a stolen car that Susan Burnaroos was pulled over in last year.

Officers also found a golf ball-sized chunk of meth -- and a bunch of baggies to sell it with.

Burnaroos pleaded guilty to Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.

She was sentenced to more than seven years in prison. Yakima Police say a judge gave her two weeks to handle her personal affairs, but she never showed up to start her sentence.

Her felony convictions include drugs and residential burglary.

She’s 38 years old, 5’8”, 170 pounds, with a pierced upper lip and a ton of tattoos.

If you know how to help Yakima Police find her, use the P3 Tips App on your smart phone, or call the hotline at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). It's anonymous and you'll get a cash reward of up to one thousand dollars if your tip helps lead to her arrest.