Hank Sims / @ 10:48 a.m. / Crime

SoHum CHP Seeking Man Who Fled Arrest, Crashed, Was Tased, Then Ran Off Into the Woods on Shelter Cove Road Yesterday

From the California Highway Patrol, Garberville Office:

  • NAME: Christopher Sean Basar
  • DESCRIPTION: 6-04’, 200 lbs, shaved head, black beard, tan skin


On 05-17-17, at 1520 hours, a Garberville Area CHP officer observed a black Chevrolet S10 pickup truck traveling westbound on Shelter Cove Road straddling both lanes, and not displaying any license plates. The officer attempted to initiate an enforcement stop on the Chevrolet and the vehicle fled. The vehicle fled for a short distance, approximately one half of a mile, and overturned as it negotiated a left hand curve in the roadway. The officer arrived on scene of the collision moments after it occurred, and observed the driver climbing out of the crushed driver side window and door. The driver exited the Chevrolet and fled on foot. The officer told the driver to stop and he did not.

The officer deployed his taser twice, striking the suspect on the second attempt. The suspect continued to flee and fell over the side of a heavily wooded downhill embankment. The officer ran to the edge of the embankment and observed the suspect fleeing downhill. The officer observed the suspect for as long as he could, until he lost sight of him in the heavy foliage. Responding units set up a perimeter, but discovered evidence the suspect had escaped the perimeter. Additional resources were requested such as aircraft and K9 officers but none were available.

Every attempt has been made to locate the suspect, but he is still outstanding. A loaded handgun was found in the suspect vehicle. Should he be seen, please contact the Garberville Area CHP office at (707) 923-2155, or call 911.



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