Police Capture A Person Who Stole A Car And Led Officers On A Chase

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man last week on multiple charges after a brief pursuit last Tuesday evening. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured from the incident.

ABC 7 KRCR news reports that an off-duty Eureka police officer contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department after spotting a vehicle that he knew had been reported stolen.  The car was seen parked in the 1400 block of School Avenue in McKinleyville. 

According to the report, Humboldt Sheriff’s deputies responded to the police tip and found the vehicle parked with a single male occupant inside at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7th. Authorities identified the man as 27-year-old Little Eagle Moon. 

As Sheriff’s deputies approached the vehicle, Moon took off in the stolen car.  Deputies initiated a short pursuit which ended when Moon crashed the car with another vehicle on Central Avenue.  The driver in the other vehicle was uninjured in the crash.

Immediately following the crash, Moon got out of the car and fled on foot.  He was apprehended by HCSO deputies a short distance away. 

Inside the stolen car, deputies retrieved a police scanner, a loaded firearm, and ammunition. 

Moon was taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was later placed under arrest.

Authorities say that Moon is facing multiple charges including felony possession of a firearm, driving on a suspended license, vehicle theft, evading a police officer, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana,  sale of ammunition to a minor, and several other related charges.

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