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Medical Staff Ask A Woman To Stay In The Waiting Room Due To Her Son Getting Violent When Seeing Her


| Vernal, Ut. | June 13th, 2024 |

Vernal City Police Cpl. Oldham was dispatched to an ungovernable at the Uintah Basin Health Center, at 402 North 500 West.

Cpl. Oldham arrived along with a Uintah County Deputy because the deputy had dealt with the juvenile earlier that morning. As the officers walked into the hospital, they were met by a doctor. He began to explain that they had the juvenile currently sedated but had been asking the mother, 43-year-old Sarah Anne Luque, to either wait in the family room or out in the waiting room.

The doctor stated every time Sarah would enter the ER room that her son was in, he would become violent, and Sarah would escalate the situation. The medical staff asked Sarah multiple times to leave the ER room and wait in the two rooms she was allowed to.

As the officers were listening to the doctor, Cpl. Oldham heard the juvenile screaming, so he walked around the corner to find Sarah standing by the door to her son's room. Sarah immediately became confrontational with the Cpl, and he told her the medical staff required her to wait out in the lobby or the family room.

Cpl. Oldham told Sarah multiple times, even telling her that if she did not comply, she would be placed in handcuffs and detained while law enforcement figured out the situation at hand. Sarah still wouldn't comply after telling her for a 3rd time, so Cpl. Oldham commanded Sarah to turn around and place her hands behind her back.

Sarah began resisting officers, backing away from them as they went to put their hands on her. Cpl. Oldham, with Deputy Cottam, placed hands on her and had her in the corner of the hallway. The Cpl. was able to get her to face away from them, but Sarah was still resisting. Law enforcement was able to place Sarah in handcuffs, where she was escorted by officers out to a patrol vehicle and placed in the back seat.

Due to the evidence and witness statements from the doctor and medical staff, the decision was made to arrest Sarah. Sarah was then transported to the Uintah County Jail, where she was booked on multiple charges.

 Sarah Anne Luque may post bail in the amount of $1,410.00.

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