Suspect Surrenders After Vehicle Pursuit
This is a press release from the Humboldt 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:
On Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at approximately 11:08 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant was on patrol searching for warrant suspect Donavan Baltzley. Baltzley was known to drive a dark green Honda Civic. The Sergeant located a dark green Honda Civic parked on the Spring Street in Eureka and confirmed this vehicle was registered to Baltzley. Baltzley was observed getting into his vehicle and driving away. The Sergeant followed from a safe distance, and additional deputies responded. After driving a few blocks, Baltzley pulled his vehicle over and surrendered without the sergeant activating their lights and sirens.
Deputies located suspected heroin and drug paraphernalia on Baltzley’s person. Baltzley was arrested for his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) warrant; and also for his fresh warrants which included false identification to a peace officer, resisting arrest, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance; possession of a narcotic controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia. He was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and booked on the above charges.
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 Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.