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UPDATE: Police capture runaway Eau Claire teen in New Mexico

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Photo by Jerry Carpenter, Grandfather of Breanna Gomez Photo by Jerry Carpenter, Grandfather of Breanna Gomez

RATON, Colo. (ABC 7 NEWS DENVER) -- A 15-year-old Wisconsin girl and three friends were apprehended in New Mexico Saturday after a police chase in Weld County earlier this week.

Breanna Gomez ran away on Monday evening from Eau Claire, Wisc., according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation and was in a stolen vehicle that was chased Thursday night by Washington and Morgan County authorities.

The stolen vehicle was found abandoned and a minivan was reported stolen in Roggen, Colo.

Authorities had issued an alert for Gomez, with her photos, because she is a diabetic who may have seizures without her medications. Her medications were found in the vehicle that was abandoned.

Gomez and four others were apprehended in Raton, N.M. Saturday after they ran from the stolen minivan , Weld County authorities confirmed.

Authorities earlier said they believed Gomez was with her boyfriend and two other teenagers.

Gomez' grandfather, Jerry Carpenter told 7NEWS, Gomez had recently been released from juvenile detention. He said she was wearing an ankle monitor, but she didn't charge it. Authorities said it stopped transmitting Dec. 18 or 19.

According to Weld County, the stolen vehicle was located in Raton earlier Saturday and a short foot pursuit occurred before local authorities were able to take the four teens into custody.

It was originally believed that Gomez was heading to California. 

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WELD COUNTY, Colo. (ABC 7 NEWS DENVER)- Law enforcement officers across Colorado are searching for a 15-year-old runaway from Wisconsin. They say she's been involved in a Colorado crime spree involving a police chase and a stolen vehicle.

Breanna Gomez ran away on Monday evening from Eau Claire, Wisconsin, according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

A Denver news station reports that CBI said Gomez was in a stolen vehicle that was chased Thursday night by Washington and Morgan County authorities.

The stolen vehicle was found abandoned and a minivan was reported stolen in Roggen, Colorado.

Authorities have issued an alert for Gomez because she is a diabetic who may have seizures without her medications. Her medications were found in the vehicle that was abandoned.

Authorities believe she is with her boyfriend, Spencer Linville, 16, and two other teenagers including Blake Bergeron, 18. The third teenager's name was not released.

CBI said the teens are likely in a light blue, Chrysler Town & Country minivan with Colorado license plate 876 WZS.

Gomez's grandfather told Denver's 7NEWS that his granddaughter is very diabetic and that she needs her medication.

"She will die if she doesn't have it," Jerry Carpenter told 7NEWS.

Carpenter said he doesn't think Gomez knows anyone in Colorado.

Weld County officials said the group may be heading for Riverside, California.

Carpenter said Gomez had recently been released from juvenile detention. He said she was wearing an ankle monitor, but she didn't charge it. Authorities said it stopped transmitting Dec. 18 or 19.

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GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Authorities are looking for a 15-year-old diabetic girl from Wisconsin and three teenage males who were believed to be in a stolen vehicle that led officers on a chase in northeastern Colorado.

The Weld County Sheriff's Department said Friday that Breanne Gomez of Eau Claire, Wis., is an insulin-dependent diabetic who could suffer seizures without medication.

Authorities say her medication was found in a stolen vehicle that had been abandoned in Weld County after a pursuit through two nearby counties on Thursday night.

The vehicle was eventually recovered about 50 miles northeast of Denver and a light blue Chrysler minivan was reported stolen.

Deputies say the four might be headed to Riverside, Calif., in the minivan.

Authorities say Gomez was reported as a runaway on Monday.

 

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