Around 5:13 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 a sheriff’s deputy observed wanted felon Robert Dale Ganfield Jr., 28, enter a black Toyota Solara on Betty Ct. in McKinleyville. The deputy began to follow Ganfield Jr., who later made a U-turn and fled at a high rate of speed. After a short pursuit, Ganfield Jr. attempted to turn onto Fisher Ave. and crashed into a wooden fence. He then fled on foot through Hiller Park towards the dog park area. Deputies pursued Ganfield Jr. on foot. Ganfield Jr. attempted to hide within blackberry bushes nearby.
The California Highway Patrol and the Arcata Police Department were called to assist in apprehending Ganfield Jr. Arcata Police Department’s K9 Baron was deployed and quickly located Ganfield Jr., who sustained a minor bite injury to his buttocks.
Ganfield Jr. was arrested for the following charges: felony warrant, evading a peace officer, obstructing or resisiting a peace officer and violation of probation.