Alleged “Hefty Heister” Arrested After High Speed Pursuit in Lake County
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Clearlake Police captured an armed man wanted by the FBI Sunday after a high speed pursuit on Hwy 20 near Clearlake Oaks. (See video above.) A spike strip was used to deflate the suspect’s tires and disable the vehicle.
The Press Democrat reports that Wesley Allen Krohn, age 31, of Antioch was dubbed the “Hefty Heister” and believed to be involved in multiple bank robberies including this one in Rohnert Park. This link has images of the robber taken by security cameras. According to the Press Democrat,
Sheriff Brian Martin said that the Elk Grove Police Department began circulating a bulletin about a week ago alerting law enforcement that Krohn was the robbery suspect. The bulletin also warned that Krohn had allegedly declared to his family members that would “shoot it out” if he was ever contacted by law enforcement, he said.