Suspect Evades HCSO During Weekend High Speed Pursuit on HWY 36
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On 07-27-2013, approximately 11:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a woman screaming near a vehicle in the 38000 block of Highway 36, Bridgeville. When deputies arrived in the area they saw a 1999 White Toyota Pickup Truck, California License 8L52122 parked in the area where the woman was reported screaming. A deputy pulled up behind the truck which was parked along Highway 36. As soon as the patrol car pulled up the White Toyota sped away spinning its tires while doing so. The deputies initiated a pursuit of the truck which traveled eastbound on Highway 36 at approximately 60 mph crossing into opposing lanes and cutting corners. While pursing the truck, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch ran a vehicle license check and determined the truck was reported stolen from Miranda on 7-24-2013 to the Garberville California Highway Patrol Office. The truck drove onto Buck Mountain Road with the deputies pursuing. Deputies terminated the pursuit for public safety reasons. The truck was last seen traveling out Buck Mountain Road. The total pursuit lasted approximately eleven minutes and traveled approximately seven miles.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.