Monday, November 11, 2019

'Armed and Dangerous' Suspect Sought After Pursuit

Posted By on Mon, Nov 11, 2019 at 1:21 PM

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man suspected of striking multiple patrol vehicles during a pursuit in the Seely Creek area yesterday.

According to a press release, law enforcement lost sight of Robert Joseph C
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ullen’s vehicle during the pursuit that began around 3:30 p.m. when a deputy attempted to pull the 30 year old with a felony warrant over near Briceland Road in the Redway area.

“California Highway Patrol officers, a CHP helicopter and the HCSO K9 Unit were deployed to assist in locating Cullen,” the release states.

Cullen’s car was found around 6 p.m. in “heavy brush.” Inside, deputies allegedly located “multiple firearms, ammunition and magazines, body armor, a large amount of cash, approximately 148 grams of heroin, approximately 1 pound of methamphetamine, approximately 23 pounds of cannabis packaged for sales, prescription medications and materials consistent with the sale of controlled substances.”

According to the HCSO release, Cullen is believed to be “armed and dangerous.” Anyone who spots him is asked to call 911.
click to enlarge Drug, guns and money found in the vehicle. - HCSO
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  • Drug, guns and money found in the vehicle.
Read the HCSO release copied below:

On November 10, 2019, at about 3:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Redway area attempted a traffic stop near Briceland Road on a vehicle driven by wanted felony warrant subject Robert Joseph Cullen. Cullen failed to yield to deputies and a pursuit ensued.

Deputies pursued Cullen on Elk Ridge and Seely Creek roads. During the pursuit Cullen struck multiple patrol vehicles as he evaded deputies. Due to unsafe road conditions, deputies were unable to continue the pursuit, losing sight of the vehicle.

California Highway Patrol officers, a CHP helicopter and the HCSO K9 Unit were deployed to assist in locating Cullen. Deputies located Cullen’s vehicle unoccupied in heavy brush just after 6 p.m. in the Seely Creek area. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located multiple firearms, ammunition and magazines, body armor, a large amount of cash, approximately 148 grams of heroin, approximately 1 pound of methamphetamine, approximately 23 pounds of cannabis packaged for sales, prescription medications and materials consistent with the sale of controlled substances.

Deputies conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area but were unable to locate Cullen.

Cullen is described as a white male adult, 30 years old, approximately 6 feet 2 inches tall, 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is believed to be armed and dangerous. If you see Cullen, do not approach him, but call 9-1-1.

Anyone with information regarding Cullen’s whereabouts should contact 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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