On July 23, 2023, at about 7:51 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Eureka area observed a vehicle fail to fully stop at a stop sign. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the intersection of Harris Street and Sequoia Avenue, and contacted two adult males.
During the investigation, the deputies learned that one of the men, later identified as 26-year-old Benjamin Ervin James Dimmick, provided deputies with a false name. Once properly identified, Dimmick was found to have a local misdemeanor warrant and a felony warrant out of Mendocino County for his arrest. During a search of Dimmick, deputies located nearly 2 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Upon being placed under arrest, Dimmick physically resisted deputies in a failed attempt to flee.
Dimmick was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of false identification to a peace officer (PC 148.9(a)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)) and resisting arrest (PC 148(a)(1)), in addition to a warrant charge of resisting arrest (PC 148(a)(1)).
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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Benjamin Ervin James Dimmick Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility