Monday, August 31, 2020

SECOND UPDATE: Rock Throwing Assault Suspect Arrested

Posted By on Mon, Aug 31, 2020 at 5:04 PM

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SECOND UPDATE:

Community tips led to the identification and arrest of a 56-year-old man suspected of assaulting another person with rocks following what the Arcata Police Department describes as a bicycle road-rage incident.

According to a news release, Bryan Wayne Bach was contacted at his residence on the 4800 block of Union Street in Arcata. He was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and felony vandalism, the release states.

UPDATE:

The Arcata Police Department reports the rock assault suspect was identified and has been taken into custody. More information is expected to be released soon.

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The Arcata Police Department is searching for a felony assault suspect who was captured on video heaving large rocks at the victim, which shattered a window at the Union Town Shopping Center around 4 p.m. Sunday.

According to a news release, the incident was related to “bicycle road-rage.”

View the APD provide video below or by clicking here.


Read the updated release below:
On August 31, 2020, at approximately 3:19 pm, Investigators with the Arcata Police Department, with assistance from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, contacted 56-year old Bryan Wayne Bach, at a residence in the 4800 block of Union Street in Eureka. Through tips from community members, Bach was identified as the felony assault and felony vandalism suspect sought by APD following a bicycle road-rage incident at the Union Town Shopping Center. APD placed

Bach under arrest and he was booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, on the following charges: PC 245(A)(1)-Assault with a Deadly Weapon PC 594(b)(1)-Felony Vandalism

APD would like to thank the community for assisting in Bach's identification and apprehension.
Read the full release below: 
On August 30, 2020, at approximately 4:00 pm, officers responded to the Union Town Shopping Center for a felony assault. The suspect attacked the victim with large rocks and shattered a shop window, following a bicycle road-rage incident. Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspect, is encouraged to contact the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2428 or the anonymous tip line at 707-825-2588. A video depicting the suspect and incident can be found on the Arcata Police Department Facebook page.     

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