On Feb. 4, 2023, at about 3:41 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation on Central Avenue near Little River Drive.
The vehicle yielded and a passenger, 25-year-old Andrew James Lamberson Jr., immediately exited the vehicle and fled. Deputies recognized Lamberson, as he was wanted on multiple warrants and had previously fled from deputies the day prior. Deputies pursued Lamberson into a nearby green belt. Lamberson violently resisted arrest and was uncooperative while being taken into custody. During a search of Lamberson incident to arrest, deputies located drug paraphernalia.
Lamberson was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of resisting a peace officer with violence (PC 69), resisting a peace officer (PC 148(a)(1)), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(a)(2)), in addition to warrant charges of driving under the influence of alcohol (VC 23152(a) & (b)), driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol (VC 23152(g)), driving with a blood alcohol level over .15 (VC 23578), driving with a suspended or revoked license (VC 14601.5(a)) and Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) revocation (PC 3455(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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Andrew James Lamberson Jr. Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility