High Speed Chase Through Eureka on 5th

scannerA 1995 Nissan Utility vehicle headed northbound through Eureka on 5th Street with speeds up to 85 miles per hour about 2:45 p.m. The vehicle is reportedly associated with a robbery last week.

The vehicle was passing traffic on the shoulder when the pursuit was discontinued.




  • This is getting real old. These criminals are going to kill someone.

  • Woah.. just woah.

  • fuckwalterwhite.com

    Whatever happened to:
    “you can outrun one cop,but you can’t outrun the radio”

    Hope they get the POS!
    That’s school commute time.


  • Honeydew Bridge C.H.U.M.P.

    Marijuana, the plant of peace…

  • JustWantToHeartheEndoftheStory

    85 mph on 5th Street in the middle of the day? Was he driving on the sidewalk???

  • Lunkheads in giant growdozers speed down 5th all the time. I walk to work early and come home late. You should see the big shiny pickups evading/breaking traffic laws all over town. I have seen people racing each other up 5th. No police force in Eureka, so everyone knows they can do whatever they want.

  • Is there any further vehicle description, such as color or license number?

  • There’s been a four runner, probably stolen, at the top of Wolverton Gulch (Fortuna) for a month. Had a yellow tag on it, but gone now. Guess LE is waiting for someone to break all the glass, steal everything and burn it before they do their job and tow it. Clyde’s Tow is 1 1/2 miles away. Would be a bad place to have a fire!

    • The four runner at Wolverton gulch was there over a week, then people started pulling parts and making a mess! I don’t know how many charities are accepting broken cars for money, but then again…probably no paperwork, so they ditched it! GRRR STOP POLLUTING THE EARTH WITH YOUR BROKEN VEHICLES!!!!! Get them to a recycling facility!

  • It was wise of the LEOs to terminate the pursuit given the circumstances. Hope they catch the SOB.

  • Vintage Nissan beats the Ford. Of course

  • Totally irresponsible for the cops to do that in downtown Eureka in the middle of the day. Didn’t they make some sort of resolution about NOT doing that? And isn’t that one of the valid uses of technology–communications, radioing ahead, roadblocks, spike strips, drones tracking… but no, they just gotta get into driving like bats out of hell. Glad someone’s grandpa wasn’t tottering across the street just then. Jay-zus!

    • Were you there?

    • That assumes the speeding car was not engaged in reckless driving before the police intercepted. It then assumed that the police should make no attempt ever to stop a vehicle, no matter what, because they might choose to run,even if the drivers were already being reckless and without stopping them will likely injure others. Or maybe simply a criminal seeing police car will trigger them to run.

      Maybe in this case, the police did the best they could by attempting to stop them and breaking off when it seemed dangerous and ineffective. It is hard to make rational choices when dealing with irrational people.

      Or not. Because what is sure is that there is not enough information to judge at this point.

      What is sure that who ever was driving the speeding car didn’t care whose tottering grandpa they might hit. They certainly can be blamed without worry about fairness.

      • Yeah, the criminal was acting like a jerk–that pretty much defines him. Too bad the “good guys” were too. Two wrongs don’t make a right. In fact, they double the wrong. Instead of one vehicle going 85, you’ve got multiple…
        Sure, they get credit for calling it off. I believe they should have done so before speeds of 85 were reached. I mean it’s like running after a bad dog who doesn’t come when called. The faster you run, the faster they go. It’s stupid. As soon as you realize you’ve got a runner, you need to stop. Or play the game and, in the case of speeding vehicles downtown, risk killing someone innocent.

  • This car passed my husband on the shoulder of 101 N by U.G.
    Wonder where they actually called off the pursuit??

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