Press release from the Eureka Police Department:

On March 23, 2020, at about 9:00 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 900 block of Dowler Drive in Eureka for a possible residential burglary in progress. The caller said an unknown male attempted to open her front door and then was last seen in her neighbor’s garage.

Once on scene, officers located a broken window to the neighbor’s residence. While officers were setting up a perimeter, a burglar alarm was activated from inside. Officers then heard glass break and saw a male suspect flee from the rear of the residence into a greenbelt. Officers followed the suspect into the greenbelt where he was taken into custody without further incident. The male was identified as Christopher Blount (32 of Eureka).

Based on the initial investigation, it appears Blount gained entry to three residences on the 900 block of Dowler before being taken into custody. Blount was transported to the hospital for medical clearance and then was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for burglary x3, resisting arrest, and probation violation.

The Eureka Police Department would like to thank the observant neighbor for calling in this suspicious activity. If you see suspicious activity in your neighborhood, call (707) 441-4044. Be prepared to provide detailed descriptions of clothing, vehicles, etc.