Suspect Sent to Hospital After Crashing Stolen Jeep During Multiple Chases
A suspect led law enforcement officers on multiple chases and crashed multiple times before ending up in the hospital.
Before 6 p.m. on Friday, a suspect reportedly stole a white 1993 Jeep Wrangler from the 900 block of Broadway in Eureka. A Facebook BOLO quickly emerged saying, “Let’s share the shit out of this so we can catch the assholes who took it.”
Around 6:30 p.m., an Arcata Police Department officer spotted the Jeep in a Safeway parking lot. The suspect reportedly fled when approached, but soon crashed into a truck. The suspect continued to flee after the crash, and officers discontinued their pursuit.
A little before midnight, our reporter Bobby Kroeker witnessed law enforcement officers chasing the Jeep in Eureka. “[The chase] went back and forth on 6th,” he said. “[The suspect] took out stop signs and such.”
Eventually, the Jeep crashed into a parked Hyundai SUV at Seventh and O Streets. Kroeker said the suspect attempted to flee on foot, but officers quickly took him into custody.