Alleged Burglar Nabbed After High Speed Chase

This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

 Ronald Payton

Ronald Payton

On 2/6/2024, at about 1:59 am, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 1300 block of Fernwood Drive in McKinleyville for the report of an attempted residential burglary.

Deputies arrived on scene and contacted the homeowner. Deputies were informed a male subject attempted to break into the residence by kicking in the front door. The suspect left in a vehicle prior to the deputies’ arrival. Deputies were provided a description of the male suspect and the vehicle he was driving. Deputies searched the area and located the suspect vehicle driving near Murray Road and US Hwy 101. The vehicle fled from deputies when they attempted an enforcement stop. The suspect vehicle turned southbound on Hwy 101 and accelerated away at a high rate of speed. Deputies pursued the vehicle and observed it drive off the roadway near Hwy 101 and School Road. The vehicle became stuck in a muddy area and the driver was taken into custody without further incident. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 29-year-old Ronald Payton. Payton was identified as the suspect who attempted to break into the residence and was also determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

Payton was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility and charged with attempted burglary (PC 664/459), felony evading (CVC 2800.2(A)), and DUI (CVC 23152(A)).

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
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North westCertain license plate out of thousands c
3 months ago

We need a mandatory minimum for people that try to outrun police!
It will give them something to think about when they see red flashing lights behind them.

pcwindhamD
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pcwindham
3 months ago

When you’re drunk it’s like the song: “I know what I was feeling, but what was I thinking?”

Mr. Clark
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Mr. Clark
3 months ago

Totally agree with that. Most crime deserves punishment with jail time. But it’s hard to keep people in jail these days. I wonder why that is.

BudD
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Bud
3 months ago
Reply to  Mr. Clark

Racism…

tru matters
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tru matters
3 months ago

Well at least he didn’t barricade himself In the house.

Dogbiter
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Dogbiter
3 months ago
Reply to  tru matters

He was gonna but he couldn’t get the car in the house cause it got stuck on the way over.

Joe
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Joe
3 months ago

Two different men kicking in doors early this morning. Mckinleyville and Arcata. Neither one had their head blown off. I consider both of them DAMN lucky! It’s only a matter of time.

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Peaseblossom
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Peaseblossom
3 months ago

https://johnchiv.blogspot.com/2023/06/ronald-payton-arrested-for-criminal.html?m=1

So this guys done this more than once. Does the victim need to up dead cheese lady?

Farce
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Farce
3 months ago
Reply to  Peaseblossom

Hmmm….so he’s out on bail from the last break-in? Or did they already slap his wrist and let him go for that one? And are we still calling it the “justice” system?

gazoo
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gazoo
3 months ago
Reply to  Farce

Those charges were dropped on Dec 5