Robbery Doesn’t Go as Planned for Youthful Offender, Says APD

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

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Former Hoopa track and field athlete arrested today. [Image from here]

On Thursday May 12, 2016 at 5:50 PM, the Arcata Police Department received a report of a disturbance at the corner of 9th St and G St. Upon the officer’s arrival, they learned that a male in a black BMW sedan had pulled up and threatened people walking in the area. The male driver of the vehicle was reported to have stated that he had a gun and several times reached into the waistband area of his pants, as if to grab it. The male was last seen driving northbound on G St.

At 7:59 PM, the Arcata Police Department received a report of an attempted robbery having just occurred at Cheaper Cigarettes (600 F St). The suspect description matched the description in the earlier call at 9th St and G St.

The investigation revealed that the suspect entered the store and demanded the clerk go into the backroom. The suspect told the clerk that he had a gun and kept his hand under his shirt, near his waistband. The clerk told the officers that he was fearful of going into the backroom with the suspect, so he refused. The suspect continued to threaten the clerk and attempted to physically push him towards the backroom, but the clerk refused go with the suspect. The suspect became frustrated and left the store.

Officers began checking for the suspect and vehicle. A Humboldt State University Police Officer located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle in the 1800 block of G St.  Arcata Police Officers responded to that area and with the assistance of HSU PD officers, they conducted a high risk stop on the vehicle.

The driver was identified as Warren Sloan (19) of Hoopa.  Sloan was arrested for 211 PC, Robbery and 422 PC, Terrorist Threats. Warren was booked and lodged into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

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