Warrant Subject’s Morning Doesn’t End Well After Grabbing Electrical Breaker
This is a press release from the Arcata Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
At about 3:14am, officers from the Arcata Police Department responded to the area of 6th and I Streets on the report of a large “explosion” having just been heard. Upon the arrival of officers, a male subject, identified as Oregon resident Chase Lee Hoopes (age 25), was seen walking inside the PG&E substation in the 800 block of 6th Street. It was quickly apparent that Hoopes had sustained electrical burns to his body after grabbing an electrical breaker. Ambulance and fire personnel were dispatched to the scene and provided medical attention to Hoopes.
Hoopes was transported to Mad River Community Hospital where he was cited and released for PC 602 – Trespassing and PC 593 – Tampering with a Utility Line.
It was later learned that Hoopes currently has a warrant for his arrest out of Douglas County Oregon for a parole violation.