Hank Sims / Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 @ 4:43 p.m. / Crime
EPD Apprehends Goldilocks Bandit After Brief Bicycle Chase
From the Eureka Police Department:
On 10-25-2012 at about 11:39 am, officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a burglary report at the 2600 block of 6th Street.
Officers were advised that a woman had returned to her residence and located a male subject hiding in her bed. The suspect fled out the door of the residence. He got on a bicycle and rode towards West Avenue. The victim began following the suspect from a distance, while updating the police of the suspect’s location, via her cellular phone.
At about 17th Street, the subject dropped the bicycle and fled on foot. Officers searched the area and located the subject running southbound on County Lane. A short foot pursuit took place and the suspect was quickly cornered in a nearby backyard.
The suspect was given multiple orders at gunpoint, but he was slow to comply. It became necessary to tackle the suspect and he was taken into custody without further incident. The suspect was found to be wearing clothing items belonging to the victim.
The suspect was identified as Curtis Charles Combrink (45 years old of Eureka). A database check of Combrink revealed that Combrink is on active parole for burglary.
Combrink was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for booking on charges of burglary and resisting arrest. A parole hold was also placed on Combrink. Combrink is being held without bail due to his parole status.
This is an ongoing investigation. Further information will be released as it becomes available.