Law enforcement in Mendocino, Humboldt, and Lake Counties are working collectively this morning to track down a gray Dodge Charger associated with an armed robbery that occurred around 10:00 a.m. in the southern Humboldt County town of Garberville.
The latest information about the pursuit indicates the suspect made its way through the north/south, inland Mendo corridor and has cut east into Lake County. The latest scanner traffic suggests the Charger actually hit another vehicle near Kits Corner in Lake County and left speeding south on State Route 29 towards Clearlake.
Scanner traffic over the last hour and a half has portrayed multiple agencies working together to watch roadways and keep tabs on potential evasion routes.
A tweet from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office indicates the armed robbery took place in the area of Sawmill Road near Garberville and the suspect then fled in the direction of Piercy in a gray Dodge Charger with possible front-end damage. The public was warned that if they see the vehicle, do not approach it.
UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: The suspect vehicle is currently in the area of Highway 53 going north toward Lakeshore Boulevard. Two CHP air units have been dispatched to the area to assist in the pursuit.
UPDATE 12:20 p.m. The vehicle pursuit has become a foot bail after the suspect vehicle collided with a big rig along Highway 20 near the intersection with Old Long Valley Road in Colusa County. Reports indicate that two black male adults wearing white shirts and blues jeans subsequently fled the area seemingly carrying items as they fled.
UPDATE 12:37 p.m.: Scanner traffic indicates law enforcement has taken both suspects into custody after tracking them down on foot along Highway 20 where they had fled.
Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.