[UPDATE 4:37 p.m.] Breaking News: Wild Chase Through the Streets of Eureka
After an attempted burglary this afternoon, one female suspect was arrested and another suspect tried to elude pursuit around 3 p.m. A wild car chase turned into a foot pursuit in the area of Sequoia Park. The second suspect was detained on Q Street near Glatt just before 3:30 p.m.
We have requested more information from the Eureka Police and will update when we can.
UPDATE 4 p.m.: Brittany Powell, spokesperson for the Eureka Police Department tells us that the incident began around 2:40 p.m.. A citizen called in reporting an attempted vehicle burglary. Someone, the caller said, broke a window on a four door sedan near the intersection of Russell and Dolbeer Streets. The suspects fled in a black Chevy Tahoe.
The caller followed the vehicle, updating the dispatcher with the location of the suspects, Powell said. “Our officers made a traffic stop on vehicle near 3000 block of M Street about 2:49 p.m.,” she stated. “One male suspect fled and a female was detained.”
Officers searched the surrounding areas and located a “male running through the green belt of Sequoia Park,” Powell explained. The officers, she said, detained the suspect at 3:21 p.m.
The suspects’ vehicle is being towed which indicates the suspects were arrested.
UPDATE 4:37 p.m.: Brittany Powell tells us that both were arrested. Kimberly Stotler, age 29 was arrested for conspiracy to commit burglary and for a misdemeanor warrant.
Dustin Stotler, age 36, was arrested for burglary. They both were arrested for violation of court ordered restraining order. At this point it appears that Kimberly Stotler had a restraining order against the male suspect. Powell tells me that both were arrested for violating that order.