Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Sept. 25, 2022, at about 9:57 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of U.S. Highway 101 near Garberville observed two motorcycles, one without a rear license plate, traveling in excess of 90 miles per hour.  

The deputy attempted a traffic stop on the motorcycle without a plate, and the driver failed to yield. Deputies pursued the motorcycle for approximately 28 miles, after which officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) – Garberville Division assumed control of the pursuit. At approximately 10:30 p.m., deputies were notified that the motorcycle had been involved in a collision near the 5400 block of Briceland-Thorne Road, and the driver, later identified as 26-year-old Dylan Edwardknee Sally, had fled into nearby vegetation. California Department of Fish and Wildlife K9 Link was deployed, successfully locating and apprehending Sally. During a search of Sally and his belongings incident to arrest, deputies located drug paraphernalia.

Dylan Sally was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of evading a peace officer (VC 2800.2), fleeing a peace officer (VC 2800.4), resisting a peace officer (PC 148(a)), possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia (HS 11364(a)), driving without a license (VC 12500(a)), failure to provide evidence of insurance (VC 16028(a)), failure to display a license plate (VC 5200(a)) and unsafe lane change (VC 22107).

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the California Highway Patrol- Garberville Division and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife for their assistance with this investigation.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.