According to a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On 05-12-2012, approximately 2:30 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriffs Office received a call from a citizen advising they just witnessed a vehicle broken into in the area of Ma’Lel Dunes, Manila. The citizen who wished to remain anonymous, was able to provide a description of the vehicle to responding deputies. The suspect vehicle was described as a, “Reddish/Pink” Dodge Neon with two white males in the vehicle.
A responding deputy saw a vehicle matching that description pass him on the Samoa Bridge near Woodley Island exit, Eureka. The deputy turned around on the vehicle, but lost sight of it near 4th and R Street, Eureka. The deputy searched the vicinity and saw the vehicle parked at gas station at 4th and R Street. When the deputy approached the vehicle, the passenger exited the car and took off running. The deputy gave chase and caught the passenger who was identified as Arlen Troy Brown, 28 years old from Eureka. Brown had an outstanding no bail felony warrant for probation violation. Brown was taken into custody on that warrant. Deputies located a stolen credit card in Browns pocket. Deputies searched the Neon and located several backpacks, camping gear, a cell phone, and an ice chest. Deputies were able to locate the vehicle the items were stolen from at the beach and its owner, who identified the stolen property. Deputies located at least one other vehicle that was broken into at the same location. The suspects broke into the vehicles by smashing the windows. Deputies arrested Brown for burglary, possession of stolen property, probation violations and resisting arrest, besides the warrant. The driver of the Neon was identified as Jedediah Charles Hiller, 32 years old from McKinleyville. He was arrested for burglary and possession of stolen property. Both Brown and Hiller were booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Brown is being held without bail, Hiller’s bail was set at $50,000.00.
Citizens are reminded to always lock their vehicles and not leave valuables in plain sight or in their vehicle when visiting local recreational areas such as beaches and trail heads.
According to a press release from the Eureka Police Department, dated March 7, 2012:
On March 15, 2012 EPD Officers responded to the intersection of Hodgson and “G” streets after a stolen Honda Civic collided with a parked car. The driver of the Honda fled from CHP officers at high speeds near the Eureka Zoo. CHP discontinued pursuit for safety reasons. A short time later the Honda crashed into an occupied parked car on “G” street just south of Hodgson. The unknown driver and solo occupant fled the scene and was not located. Several items of evidence, including a cell phone were recovered from the vehicle. A forensic analysis of the cell phone was conducted. Evidence gathered revealed that Arlen Troy Brown DOB 5-23-83 is a person of interest in the case. Officers are wishing to speak with Brown but his whereabouts are unknown. Brown is currently on active felony supervised county parole. According to Brown’s supervising agent, Brown is wanted on a felony warrant for absconding. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Senior Traffic Officer Gary Whitmer at 441-4232 or the Detectives of the Eureka Problem Oriented Police Unit at 441-4373.
The photo below shows Arlen Troy Brown 5’11” 190 lbs: