[UPDATE 4:57 p.m] Juvenile ‘Priority Suspect’ Captured by EPD
Eureka Police capture suspect. [Photo by Mark McKenna]
After establishing a perimeter early this afternoon, Eureka Police captured a 14-year-old juvenile male who had multiple previous contacts with law-enforcement, according to Captain Steve Watson. The youth had multiple previous felonies and weapons offenses. He is also believed to be involved in multiple burglaries.
The juvenile was a “priority suspect,” said Watson. He went on to say that POP (or Problem Oriented Policing) had made capturing the youth their mission this week.
EPD had been looking actively for the juvenile today. When they spotted him, he ran. Officers closed off several streets around California , Wabash and Del Norte and were able to take him into custody between two homes on 1800 block of California shortly before 1 p.m.
We’ll update with more photos and information as soon as possible.
UPDATE 2:26 p.m.: Photographer Mark McKenna captured the apprehension and arrest of the young suspect.
Capt. Steve Watson holds the perimeter at California and Wabash Streets while EPD searched for a 14-year-old juvenile male suspected of multiple felonies, including weapons charges.
The suspect was located by officers between two houses on the 1800 block of California Street and taken into custody.
EPD Capt. Steve Watson talks to the suspect as he is searched.
The suspect was placed in a patrol car.
Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Detective Drake Goodale points towards the intersection of California and Wabash following the apprehension of a juvenile suspect actively being sought by the POP unit.
UPDATE 4:57 p.m.: Press release from the EPD here:14-Year-Old Booked for Numerous Charges