Ryan Burns / @ 1:12 p.m. / Crime

Allegedly ‘Doped Up’ Felon at Eureka Trailer Park Threatens Cops With a Knife and Gets Arrested


A man is taken into custody following a stand-off with law enforcement. | Photos by John Ross Ferrara.

A man wielding a knife threatened to kill sheriff’s deputies and California Highway Patrol officers today after they responded to the Eureka Mobile Village on Allard Ave. shortly before noon.

After a standoff that lasted close to an hour, the man was taken into custody and loaded into an ambulance headed for St. Joseph Hospital, according to Lt. Mike Fridley with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

Officers responded to a call from a female resident of the trailer park around 11:35 a.m.

“When we got here we tried to contact a male in his trailer and he brandished a knife at the deputies, threatened to kill ‘em [and] said he had a gun,” Fridley said.

The man, who has yet to be identified, retreated back inside the trailer, and officers spent the next 45 minutes or so trying to convince him to come out. According to Fridley the man had taken too much medication.

“Yeah, he’s pretty doped up,” Fridley said.

Eventually the man was taken into custody peacefully. 

“We’re gonna take him to the hospital, make sure he’s ok,” Fridley said, adding that once the suspect is medically cleared he’ll be booked into jail.

The man is on probation and has a felony warrant for evading arrest in a vehicle, Fridley said.


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