GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - The search continues in the Glade Park area for a parolee who escaped from Mesa County Sheriff's deputies, even though they say he could have left the area.
Law enforcement is searching for 36-year-old Jixi Kruckenberg who ran away from deputies Thursday morning. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
At around 5 p.m., his white GMC pickup truck with Wyoming license plates was found in the Glade Park area. However, Kruckenberg was not found.
Authorities say he is on foot, so those who live in the surrounding area should remain vigilant by keeping their windows, doors and cars locked.
"We are working with homeowners looking at different vacant properties in that area. It is possible that he has left the Glade Park area. We're asking folks all over the Grand Valley to keep an eye out for him," said Megan Terlecky, Public Information Officer with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.
The Mesa County Sheriff's Office has increased patrol while they continue to search for the suspect.
They say if you see him you should call 911 immediately.