Arcata Police Department press release:
On 9/14/14 at about 9:20pm, an officer with the Arcata Police Department located a reported stolen vehicle, a Ford Bronco, driving in the Valley West section of the city. The vehicle had been stolen from McKinleyville and reported to CHP on 9/09/2014.
The officer followed the vehicle onto northbound Highway 101 until other officers arrived to assist then conducted a high risk traffic stop on Central Ave.
The sole occupant of the vehicle, Arcata resident Bernelle Fay Perkins (age 46), was taken into custody for PC 496(a) - Possession of stolen property.
It was discovered that Perkins is currently on court ordered probation for PC 459 - Burglary and PC 422 - Threats. Perkins also had four warrants for her arrest for PC 459 - Burglary and PC 240/242 - Assault and Battery at the time of the incident.
Perkins was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where she was booked and lodged.