Spike strips deployed to end 17 mile pursuit of suspected burglar

FORTUNA – A vehicle pursuit that began in Eureka ends with an arrest in Fortuna.
Just after 5:00 Thursday night Eureka Police responded to a burglary in progress at Pho Thien Long on 4th street.
Officers say a man threw a brick through the window and stole a cash drawer and tip jar then fled southbound in a Honda sedan.
EPD caught up to the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop on Broadway near Wabash. The vehicle continued heading south.
Now in pursuit, EPD requested mutual aid from California Highway Patrol and the Sheriff’s Office. Patrol cars slowed traffic on Highway 101 behind the fleeing vehicle so Fortuna Police could deploy spike strips at Palmer.
After running over the strips the Honda exited on Main Street in Fortuna and came to a stop at 9th Street.
The man, whose name is unknown at this time, was detained without incident and arrested for burglary, evading and driving on a suspended license.

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