APD Captures Suspect That Previously Was Tracked by Stolen Cell Phone in Chase Through Eureka

Tyler Blaine GingerichThis 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:

On 2/17/18 at about 0106 hours, an officer from the Arcata Police Department recognized a subject riding a bicycle on Alliance Rd as Tyler Blaine GINGERICH.  The officer knew GINGERICH was wanted out of the Eureka Police Department for 10851 CVC – Driving a Stolen Vehicle; 2800.2 CVC – Evading; 20002(a) CVC – Hit and Run; and 1203.2 PC – Violation of Probation.

Before the officer could initiate an enforcement stop, GINGERICH fled up a footpath towards Anina Way.  Other officers converged on the area of Anina Way and with the assistance of a citizen in the area, took GINGERICH into custody in the backyard of a residence in the 1200 block of Anina Way.
GINGERICH was additionally charged with 22210 PC – Possession of a slungshot; and 11364 H&S – Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  A slungshot is defined as a “striking weapon consisting of a heavy weight attached to a flexible handle.”
GINGERICH was booked and lodged into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the above charges.

Earlier Chapter: Owner’s Cell Phone Used to Track Stolen Vehicle as EPD Chases Car Through Eureka



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