Thursday, December 17, 2020

Update: Two Arrested in Eureka Burglary

Posted By on Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 5:19 PM

click to enlarge An officer stands behind a law enforcement vehicle off of Spring Street. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • An officer stands behind a law enforcement vehicle off of Spring Street.
Update: Last night, law enforcement surrounded an apartment complex on the 2100 block of Spring Street in Eureka after responding to a report of an in-progress burglary.

After officers responded to the call, a standoff ensued and the SWAT team and K-9 unite were called to assist.

Eureka Police Department arrested 18-year-old Thomas Cookman and 21-year-old Tyler Lemmons for alleged conspiracy, burglary, felon in possession of a firearm, and obstructing an officer.

Read the full EPD press release below.

Previous: Law enforcement has an apartment building surrounded in the 2100 block of Spring Street for unknown reasons.

About 9 p.m., officers arrived at the scene. According to the scanner, officers detained one person but at least one more possible suspect is believed to be inside.

“Officers are on scene with possible suspects with firearms,” a dispatcher said at 9:43 p.m. According to the scanner, officers are using a PA system to speak to the suspect(s) inside.

An ambulance is staged just outside the area in case of medical need. A portable floodlight has also been requested.

UPDATE 10:10 p.m.: Spring is closed at West Hawthorne and midway between there and Buhne.

UPDATE 10:19 p.m.: Two Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office deputies have arrived to assist with the incident.

click to enlarge The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office's bear cat. - MARK MCKENNA
  • Mark McKenna
  • The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office's bear cat.

UPDATE 11:37 p.m.: The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office's bear cat is now at the scene.

UPDATE 11:40 p.m.: “You are surrounded,” an officer says over the PA System in the video captured not long ago.

UPDATE 12:46 a.m.: A robot has been sent in carrying something, according to our reporter at the scene.

UPDATE 1:03 a.m.: Officers just deployed a flash bang and went in.

UPDATE 1:04 a.m.: SWAT and a k-9 officer went into the residence.

UPDATE 1:24 a.m.: Officers cleared the apartment and no suspect was located. The roadway is reopening.

Read the full EPD press release below.
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