[UPDATE 4:44 p.m.] One Detained at Gunpoint Near Fortuna

Multiple law enforcement agencies responded to Eel River Drive.

Multiple Humboldt County Sheriff deputies responded to Eel River Drive. [Crop of photo by Bobby Kroeker]

At approximately 2:45 p.m., an allegedly stolen a vehicle belonging to a wanted suspect was spotted. The vehicle eventually stopped on Eel River Drive outside of Fortuna and several suspects fled on foot. One was detained at gunpoint and is now in custody.

An officer reports from the scene that there is “live 9 mm ammo” on the front seat. Officers are still investigating.

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 3 p.m.: A K-9 unit is on the scene to look for one suspect who fled into the surrounding vegetation.

UPDATE 3:13 p.m.: The K-9 has been returned to the vehicle. A firearm’s serial number was run by officers.

UPDATE 4:44 p.m.: The vehicle was taken away on a flatbed truck by Humboldt Towing.

Officers have left the area.

The pickup the suspects were in was taken away on a flatbed.

The pickup the suspects were in was taken away on a flatbed. [Photo by Bobby Kroeker]





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