[UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: Suspect Bit by K-9] One in Custody After Car and Foot Pursuit in McKinleyville
About 5:15 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was in pursuit of a vehicle on Hiller Road in McKinleyville. The driver stopped the vehicle and fled on foot. The California Highway Patrol helped form a perimeter around where the suspect was believed to be hiding in the area of Hiller Park.
After a search, one person was taken into custody about 5:50 p.m.
UPDATE 8:30 p.m.: Bobby Kroeker was on the scene and spoke with Deputy Chelsea Brewer about what had occurred. According to Brewer, “I observed a vehicle that I know to be associated with Robert Ganfield. Robert Ganfield is a wanted felon.” She initiated a pursuit. According to Brewer, the suspect attempted to turn his vehicle into Hiller Park and the vehicle crashed into a fence. The suspect took off on foot. She chased him through a yard toward the dog park when he hopped a fence into brush.
She said she maintained a perimeter and waited for backup. Eventually, she was joined by an Arcata Officer with his canine.
After failing to comply with commands to surrender himself, the suspect was bitten by Arcata K-9 Baron, said Deputy Brewer. The suspect is currently at Mad River hospital getting treatment.Ganfield is wanted on multiple charges stemming from stolen property, Brewer said. She added that one of his most recent charges was for evading a peace officer in a way that caused an injury to a peace officer.
Listen to the full interview here: