HUMBOLDT COUNTY- A vehicle pursuit involving a stolen car on Monday morning in Rio Dell was called off after authorities determined the chase was too dangerous to continue.
An officer with the Rio Dell Police Department attempted to pull over a gold 2005 GMC Yukon before 2:45 a.m. after observing it breaking the speed limit. The vehicle fled, and the officer chased the car through Fortuna, but requested assistance from the California Highway Patrol when the SUV entered Loleta. CHP discontinued the pursuit when the SUV entered US 101 going northbound in the southbound lanes.
Just after 3 a.m. on Monday, Eureka residents reported an SUV traveling at a high rate of speed and running stop signs around Utah Street and Highland Street, but police could not locate the vehicle.
At about 10 a.m. on Monday, the SUV was found abandoned in an alley to the rear of the 3100 block of Glen Stree in Eureka. It was reported stolen out of L.A. County on October 15th.
No suspect has been identified at this time.