APD Says They’ve Solved Two Crimes with One Bust
Arcata Police Dept. Press Release:
On June 17th at 3:05 AM the Arcata Police Department received a report of a burglary in progress at the Chevron gas station on Giuntoli Lane. Officers quickly arrived in the area and located a subject fleeing the business. The subject, later identified as Stephen James Hansen, age 27, was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Hansen was found to be in possession of property that had been stolen from the business and was placed under arrest for the burglary.
Officers were able to view surveillance footage from the business that showed Hansen breaking the glass front door with a rock and entering the business and removing the merchandise from the store.
Based upon the same method of entry used at a previous burglary at the Chevron which had occurred on May 31st., video surveillance footage was viewed from the prior burglary and Hansen was identified as the suspect in that incident as well.
Hansen was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked and lodged for burglary.