November 17, 2018 – 2:55 pm – UPDATE: Man that was holed up in motel room is now in custody. Hwy 101 North and South are being opened.
This is what happened this morning.
Urgent you stay away from South Beach just south of Fisherman’s Restaurant. Traffic has been stopped both north and south on the 101 by South Beach. Law enforcement has the area cordoned off. Helicopter involved. Stay away until further notice!
An armed robbery suspect from Humboldt County is currently holed up at the Crescent Beach Motel with an unknown weapon, according to the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office. There are no hostages, according to Del Norte County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Bill Steven.
The unidentified man fled in a vehicle from the scene in Humboldt county and was spotted traveling northbound through Klamath by a Yurok Police officer, Steven said. The officer quietly followed the vehicle through the Last Chance Grade area where the sheriff’s deputies and the California Highway Patrol got involved, according to Steven. After law enforcement deployed a spike strip at U.S. 101 and Sand Mine Road, the driver of the vehicle fled to the Crescent Beach Motel and bailed into the office.
According to Steven, the suspect’s weapon is unknown at this point. Law enforcement officials are currently trying to persuade the suspect to exit the motel, according to Steven. Meanwhile, vehicular traffic is currently stopped at U.S. 101 and Anchor Way; and at Sand Mine Road and U.S. 101. According to Steven, traffic is being directed down Elk Valley Road to Sand Mine.