According to a press release from the Eureka Police Department, sent Nov. 17, 2012:
On 11-16-12 at about 9:17 pm, officers of the Eureka Police Department responded to a residential burglary alarm on the 3400 Block of ‘O’ Street. The first officer who arrived observed that there were signs of forced entry into the residence. He also saw two subjects walking away from the residence. The officer attempted to contact the subjects, but they immediately fled into Sequoia Park.
After other officers arrived on the scene, a perimeter was set up and EPD K9 "Vex" was utilized to locate the subjects. After a fairly extensive track through the wooded park, one of the suspects, a 16 year old male, was located. He was taken into custody without incident. After he was detained, as officers were trying to place him in a patrol car, the suspect attempted to kick one of the officer’s. The officer was able to gain control of the suspect, and he was placed into the patrol car. The juvenile suspect was arrested for burglary, resisting arrest, public intoxication, and possession of concentrated cannabis. He was transported and booked into Juvenile Hall. The other suspect wasn’t located and is still outstanding.
Based upon evidence located on scene, including video surveillance from the area, it appears the two juveniles had been in the neighborhood checking door handles on automobiles prior to breaking into the residence.
If anyone has further information regarding this case they are encouraged to contact Officer Leonard La France at (707) 441-4060.
EPD K9 "Vex" on alert