Del Norte County Most Wanted Fugitive Captured After High Speed Chase

This is a press release from the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

del norte sheriffOn 12/03/15 at about 1301 hours, The Del Norte County Sheriff s Office received an anonymous tip that wanted fugitive Jason Mode, (07/19/1974) was in the area of Joshua Road and Parkway Drive driving silver colored Ford pickup truck.

Deputies responded to the area and located Mode traveling south on Parkway Drive. Sgt. Griffin attempted to perform a vehicle stop on Mode’s vehicle. Mode failed to yield and continued at a high rate of speed. Mode attempt to tum right onto Washington Blvd but he lost control of his vehicle. Mode’s vehicle left the roadway and he fled on foot and ran into the brushy area near the northbound onramp of U.S. Hwy 101. A perimeter was established by multiple agencies to include The Del Norte County Sheriff s Department, California Highway Patrol, Crescent City Police Department, Crescent City Police K-9 Unit, and California State Parks, Law Enforcement Division.

A short time later Mode was located and taken into custody. Also in the vehicle was a female passenger that was identified and released without charges. Mode was arrested on several outstanding arrest warrants that totaled $485.000.

The arrest warrants included assault with and deadly weapon, criminal threats, vandalism, possession of narcotics, assault on peace officer, and multiple traffic violations. Mode was considered one of Del Norte Counties top ten most wanted.



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