Robbery at 8 Today, Arrest by 8:20

This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

889054On February 13, 2016, at approximately 8:04 a.m., the Eureka Police Department responded to a report of a robbery at a business in the 3500 block of “F” Street. The clerk stated a male subject entered the business, placed a handgun on the counter and demanded the money. The suspect left the business with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. No one was harmed during the robbery.

A description of the suspect and the vehicle he was seen leaving the area in was obtained and broadcasted to all allied Law Enforcement agencies in Humboldt County.

At approximately 8:20 a.m., an Officer with the California Highway Patrol spotted the vehicle travelling south on Hwy 101. When additional units arrived a felony car stop was conducted on the suspect vehicle on Eel River Drive near Fernbridge Drive. The suspect was detained without incident. An EPD Sergeant responded to the scene and took custody of the suspect. The vehicle was searched and loaded Glock 9mm handgun was located along with U.S. Currency believed to have been taken during the robbery. An additional weapon, AR-10 assault rifle, was located and is currently being held as evidence pending further investigation.

The suspect was transported back to the scene of the robbery and positively identified by clerk. The suspect, James Bender, 54 years old from McKinleyville, was arrested and subsequently booked at the Humboldt County Jail on suspicion of robbery. Possible additional charges are pending the completion of the investigation.

The Eureka Police Department would like to thank the California Highway Patrol and the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department for their valuable assistance with this investigation.

This is an ongoing investigation and anyone with any information is asked to contact the Sergeant Patrick O’Neill at 441-4081 ext 1104.

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  • that store only 2 blocks from my brothers house

  • I drove by the market this morning at 8.20am on my way to work.

    There were only two marked police cars and one unmarked at the scene. It looked calm from the outside.

  • This is amazing that the police actually pursued this man I had some people steal some stuff right out of my yard I saw them do it could not stop them I called the sheriff’s office they came and nobody did anything about it so they basically got away with total theft right out of my yard it’s sad how they pick and choose who they want to pursue they say they want crime and theft to stop in Eureka and I guess it just matters who you are if you get help or not there are so many believe that just do the stuff to people everyday you’re not supposed to fight back you’re supposed to just call the police right

    • Probably has a lot more to do with the fact that this jackhole aimed a loaded firearm at people, and didn’t just pick some “stuff” up from someone’s yard. Armed robbery is a bit more severe then petty theft.

  • Glad this was a fast catch. May he spend a long time in jail.

  • They got him lickey spilt.NICE!!

  • It’s lickety split


    Headlong; at full speed.


    This is an American phrase in origin, possibly with Scottish influences, and isn’t commonly used in other countries. Lickety may be taken from lick, meaning speed – as in ‘going at quite a lick’. That usage is known by the early 19th century; for example, this piece from Thomas Donaldson’s Poems, chiefly in the Scottish dialect, 1809:

    “Ere I get a pick, In comes young Nannie wi’ a lick.”

    It is variously spelled in early citations but, whatever the spelling, it is just as likely to be a nonsense word, not pertaining to anything in particular. The first record of it in print is in D. McKillop’s Poems, 1817:

    “I rattl’d owre the A, B, C, as fast as lickitie An’ read like hickitie.”

    The hiciktie in that line may be a version of heck – itself a euphemism for hell. I can’t find out anything about Mr. McKillop but I would guess he was a Scottish gentleman – Donaldson certainly was. Lickitie in that spelling certainly wouldn’t look out of place in Scotland.

    The second word of the term is just an intensifier, and ‘split’ was settled on eventually. That is first cited in American Speech, 1848, as ‘lickoty split’. Lickety may have been imported into the USA via immigration from Scotland. Split seems to have been added in the USA.

    The many variations on ‘lickety split’, for example ‘licketty cut’, ‘lickety click’, ‘lickoty split’ suggest an invented onomatopoeic phrase. It is suggestive of phrases like clickety-click which mimic trains running across points.

    Also of American origin is the more recent vulgar usage of the term to mean cunnilingus. This isn’t common even in the USA and dates from the 1960s. It first appeared in print in the jokes section of Playboy Magazine, January 1970, in a joke about Mae West which I’ll leave to your imagination.

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