Officers Capture Stolen Vehicle After High Speed Pursuit
This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On December 22, 2015 at approximately 2:10 pm Officers from the Fortuna Police Department received a request for back up from Cal Fire Law Enforcement Officer that he was following a confirmed stolen vehicle that he observed in the area of Hydesville headed towards Fortuna. The vehicle was occupied by three males. The vehicle entered into the City limits of Fortuna where Fortuna Officers were standing by to assist with a traffic stop of the vehicle.
As units attempted to affect a traffic stop of the vehicle, the vehicle failed to stop and took the Officers on a high speed pursuit through the Campton Heights area of Fortuna. The vehicle then attempted to flee eastbound on Rohnerville Road headed back to Hydesville and was eventually stopped in the 5800 Block of Rohnerville Road.
The three occupants were taken into custody without incident. The Driver of the vehicle 29 year old Codi Ronald Owens from Fortuna was the driver of the vehicle. He was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Jail where he was booked on the following charges;
496(a) P.C. Possession of stolen property
2800.2 V.C. Felony Evading
11364(a) H&S Possession of drug paraphernalia
The other two occupants were identified as 39 year old James Christian Bauer, from Eureka and 36 year old Christen Ryan Heath, from West Valley, Utah. Both subjects were transported to the Fortuna Police Department and then released.
The vehicle was released to the registered owner.