After chase, juvenile suspect busted for car theft

Humboldt Sheriff’s Office

McKINLEYVILLE – On Tuesday, Jan. 5 at approximately 2 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received information regarding a vehicle that was reported stolen the previous night.

The vehicle was stolen from Chance Lane, McKinleyville by a 14-year-old male juvenile suspect.
The vehicle was reported to be located in front of Smug’s Pizza on Central Avenue.
Deputies responded and the juvenile suspect fled on foot from deputies. Deputies pursued the juvenile on foot but soon lost the suspect in a nearby wooded area.
Approximately one hour later the juvenile was reported to be near a residence on Chance Lane. Deputies responded and were able to apprehend the juvenile without incident. Neither the juvenile nor deputies were injured during this incident.
The juvenile was transported to Juvenile Hall where he was booked on suspicion of vehicle theft; resisting arrest; and failure to obey orders of juvenile court.

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