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Posted on: July 7, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Deputies Search for Wanted Suspect Julian A. Hernandez

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Deputies Search for Wanted Suspect Julian A. Hernandez

Hernandez Believed to be Armed and Dangerous


Spokane Valley Deputies continue to search for a suspect who fled in a vehicle before crashing and fleeing on foot.  The suspect, identified as 28-year-old Julian A. Hernandez, has an Idaho Felony Probation Violation warrant and faces multiple felonies stemming from today’s criminal acts.    


Ammunition was found inside the vehicle Hernandez wrecked, and he has been armed in the past. Hernandez should be considered Armed and Dangerous.  Please call 9-1-1 immediately if you see him or know of his location.  


On July 7, 2021, at approximately 7:20 a.m., Spokane Valley Deputies responded to a welfare/medical check of the occupants inside a vehicle in the 1000 block of N. Greenacres.  The caller reported the occupants would not wake up or respond to knocking on the window.  


When Deputies arrived, they contacted the driver, who failed to provide his correct name or identification.  Seeing obvious signs of illegal drug use, the Deputies continued to try and find out if the occupants were okay and what was taking place.   


Suddenly, the driver, later identified as Julian A. Hernandez, drove away in the vehicle.  Deputies initially pursued the silver passenger car but promptly terminated it for the safety of the public.  They began searching the area and quickly discovered Hernandez crashed the vehicle near Flora and Mission and then fled on foot.  


As Deputies, and Liberty Lake Police Officers, began searching the area, 9-1-1 started receiving calls of a male matching Hernandez’s description knocking on doors and attempting to hide at an apartment complex in the 17000 block of N. Flora.  The complex was searched, and several witnesses were contacted, but Hernandez was not located.  


At approximately 9:45 a.m., Deputies concluded the search with no sign of Hernandez.  


Approximately 45 minutes later, callers advised an “intruder” was found hiding on the balcony at the same apartment complex.  Spokane Valley and Spokane County Deputies, assisted by Spokane Police Officers, and Liberty Lake Police Officers, again flooded the area and established a perimeter.  K9 Units, UAVs, and Air 2 searched the area for several hours, but Hernandez avoided capture.    


Hernandez is described as a 28-year-old Hispanic male, 5’07”, 250 lbs, bald, no facial hair, with multiple tattoos on his arms and face.  He is wanted for an Idaho Probation and Parole.  He potentially faces several new charges, including Attempting to Elude Law Enforcement, Burglary, and several other felony and misdemeanor charges as this investigation continues.  


Hernandez should be considered Armed and Dangerous.  Please call 9-1-1 Immediately if you see him or know of his location.    



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