Man Wanted on Felony Warrant Captured After Fleeing K9 Vex
This is a press release from the Eureka 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 January 31, 2018, at about 3:48 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department located a vehicle associated with felony warrant suspect, 21 year old Benjamin Dimmick. The vehicle was parked near his residence on the 3500 block of California Street.
Due to Dimmick’s history of fleeing and violently resisting arrest, officers set up a perimeter around the residence. Upon contact, Dimmick exited the rear of the residence, jumped over a fence, and fled through a greenbelt. K9 Vex began trailing Dimmick east through the greenbelt. Dimmick exited the greenbelt near Ponderosa Court and was met by a perimeter officer. Dimmick was taken into custody without further incident. He was found to be in possession of peppery spray and Soboxone.
Dimmick was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on felony warrants for felon in possession of a firearm and carrying a concealed dirk or dagger as well as fresh charges for possession of tear gas, possession of a controlled substance, resisting arrest, and probation violation.