From the Fortuna Police Department:

On December 22, 2015 at approximately 2:10 pm Officers from the Fortuna Police Department received a request for back up from Cal Fire Law Enforcement Officer that he was following a confirmed stolen vehicle that he observed in the area of Hydesville headed towards Fortuna. The vehicle was occupied by three males. The vehicle entered into the City limits of Fortuna where Fortuna Officers were standing by to assist with a traffic stop of the vehicle.

As units attempted to affect a traffic stop of the vehicle, the vehicle failed to stop and took the Officer’s on a high speed pursuit through the Campton Heights area of Fortuna. The vehicle then attempted to flee eastbound on Rohnerville Road headed back to Hydesville and was eventually stopped in the 5800 Block of Rohnerville Road.

The three occupants were taken into custody without incident. The Driver of the vehicle, 29-year-old Codi Ronald Owens from Fortuna was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Jail where he was booked on the following charges;

  • 496(a) P.C. Possession of stolen property
  • 2800.2 V.C. Felony Evading
  • 11364(a) H&S Possession of drug paraphernalia

The other two occupants were identified as 39 year old James Christian Bauer, from Eureka and 36 year old Christen Ryan Heath, from West Valley, Utah. Both subjects were transported to the Fortuna Police Department and then released.

The vehicle was released to the registered owner.