18-Year-Old Sought by Fortuna Police After Alleged Car Theft and Firearm Incident Earlier Today
This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On April 14, 2017 at approximately 8:40 AM, an Officer with the Fortuna Police Department observed 18 year old, Trystan Issac Lewis driving a 1993 Blue Honda Civic that had been stolen on 4/13/2017. Lewis is currently wanted for two outstanding Felony warrants for weapons possession. There has also been information that Lewis was possibly in possession of an AR-15 style assault rifle, a sawed off shotgun and several handguns.
The officer caught up to the vehicle and observed it parked in the driveway of a residence in the 2800 Block of Kenmar Road. Officers detained four subjects and it appeared that Lewis had possibly fled into the residence. Officer detained 4 other occupants of the vehicle and set up a perimeter around the residence. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and the SWAT team was requested for Lewis possibly hiding inside the residence.
After numerous attempts to contact anyone inside the residence with no answer, The Humboldt County SWAT team entered and cleared the residence. K9 Nordy was also used to check the attic and crawl space of the residence to confirm that Lewis had not concealed himself in those locations. Lewis was determined to not be inside the residence. Lewis is described as a White male adult, 5’6” 110 lbs with Brown hair and Brown Eyes.
Officer searched the vehicle that Lewis was driving and located a sawed off shotgun, an AR-15 assault rifle with two high capacity magazines and ammunition for both weapons and ammunition for a handgun. A small amount of narcotics and paraphernalia was also located in the vehicle.
The Subjects detained were questioned and released. The vehicle was released to the registered owner.
Lewis should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Lewis’s location is asked to notify the Fortuna Police Department 707-725-7550 or you can call our anonymous tip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.