Man Arrested After Brandishing Sawed-Off Shotgun Toward Officer

This is a press release from the Eureka 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 March 14, 2018, at about 5:50 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the area of W and Russell Streets for the report of a hit and run. A witness reported that a late model GMC SUV had hit a sign and the driver was continuing in the wrong lane of traffic northbound on Harrison Avenue with at least one flat tire.

An officer located the vehicle driving erratically near Harrison and Lucas. The vehicle lost control due to the flat tires and collided with a retaining wall near Harrison and 16th Street. The male driver immediately exited the vehicle and brandished a sawed off shotgun toward the officer. The male then fled on foot with the shotgun and the officer pursued. There were no other occupants inside the vehicle.

Officers set up a perimeter and located the male running without the shotgun near 15th and Dean Streets. After a short struggle, the male was taken into custody without further incident. The male was identified as 27 year old Andrew White and was found to be extremely intoxicated. The shotgun was found abandoned near the 2400 block of 16th Street.

White was transported to the hospital for medical clearance before being booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges: possession of a sawed of shotgun, brandishing at a peace officer, felony reckless evading, possession of a firearm in a vehicle, DUI, resisting arrest, hit and run, and driving on a suspended license.



  • This guy is damned lucky he wasn’t shot brandishing that sawed off shotgun at the cops!!! People have been killed for a LOT less!!!

  • Good job Eureka PD.

  • right you are Dan, I am surprised the kid is still alive. The law of the land period is.If some one levels a gun of any kind at you and your packing,,,,drop the stupid bastard. For a cop not to fire?????? Truly amazing.

    • Lost Croat Outburst

      Yes, it is amazing. The suspect was asking to be shot. Dude pulls a gun on someone, especially an LEO, or me, his ticket is punched. Plus, this suspect-creep was a clear public threat, who could say who he was going to shoot, based on demonstrated behavior? Of course, if the perp was shot, the family would sue the City over the Fruit-of-their-loins being a POS and get many thousands of dollars more than the death benefit to a family of a troop killed in action in service to our nation.

  • Rinse, lather, repeat.

  • Guess Boy Scouts didn’t do the job with this fella. Shucks.

  • ” White was transported to the hospital for medical clearance before being booked into the Humboldt County “…that was probably what happened when Leo found him and said..Stop, hands behind your back, ok let’s go!

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