On Sunday, March 20, 2016, at about 6:39 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff observed a stolen vehicle pass his location on School Rd, McKinleyville. The vehicle was a silver 2003 Ford truck. The deputy attempted to pull the truck over but the driver attempted to evade the deputy by turning behind Ray’s Food Place. The truck stopped and a passenger jumped out of the vehicle and fled. The driver continued to drive behind K-Mart, where he then parked and fled the vehicle. The deputy immediately apprehended the driver, a 16 year old male.
The 16 year old male was taken to Juvenile Hall where he was booked for vehicle theft, possession of a stolen vehicle, and fleeing from a traffic officer. The vehicle was returned to the owner. The second suspect is still outstanding.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.