Andrew Goff / @ 1:52 p.m. / Crime

Threat of Eureka Police K-9 Unit Vex Enough to Coax Wanted Felon Out of Sequoia Park Hiding Spot, Says EPD

Eureka Police Department press release: 


On February 20, 2018, at about 4:45 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the area of Hodgson and R Streets for the report of juveniles skateboarding in the roadway. Upon arrival, officers observed a male in the yard of a residence on the 1600 block of Hodgson Street. The male was known to officers and identified as 27 year old Lance Adams.

Adams had a felony warrant for parole violation. Adams attempted to conceal his face and entered the residence. When officers made contact at the residence, Adams fled out the backdoor and into a greenbelt. K-9 Vex was deployed and indicated an odor trail towards the dead end of Q Street. A K-9 announcement was made and Adams immediately exited the greenbelt without further incident. Adams was found to be in possession of suspected heroin.


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Adams was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the felony parole warrant and on a fresh charge for possession of heroin.

Additionally, the Eureka Police Department is expanding its K-9 program. Officer Christiansen has been appointed to K-9 officer and we are in the works of purchasing a dual purpose police service dog. This purchase is possible thanks to generous donations from the community. Officer Christiansen and his new K-9 partner will be in service in the near months after all training is completed. EPD hopes to purchase additional K-9s continuing into 2019.



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