One Arrested, One At Large After Burglary Suspects Located by CHP Near Weott
A suspect in a burglary is on the run near Weott in Southern Humboldt after a California Highway Patrol officer spotted a stolen vehicle containing two suspects about 3:20 p.m.
Sgt Timothy Willock of the CHP said, the two suspects from a burglary incident earlier today had been headed east from the Avenue of the Giants towards Hwy 101 when they stopped at the California Department of Forestry station in Weott. They were pulled over and “almost out of gas” when the officer made contact, Willock said. The passenger of the stolen vehicle, Willock said, took “foot bail”–he escaped and managed to avoid detection.
The driver was held at gunpoint by the CHP officer until backup arrived. A helicopter, one Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy and two CHP officers attempted to locate the passenger for approximately an hour but the man avoided detection.
The driver was arrested and sent to jail. Willock said that law enforcement has an id on the passenger. Willock promised to provide it by tomorrow but he didn’t have the information with him when reached for this interview. He did have a description though.
Please be on the lookout for a slender, white male, approximately 5’7″ and in his mid thirties. He is wearing blue or black jeans with a black Carhartt type jacket. Anyone with any information should contact the California Highway Patrol at 268 2000 or call 911.