Man Flees From Drug Arrest, Is Chased Down Alley, Found With .38

Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Riley Gordon Kiesel

Riley Gordon Kiesel

APD Press Release

During the late evening hours of Tuesday, Feb. 12, Arcata Police officers on foot patrol in the downtown area detained a male subject, later identified as Riley Gordon Kiesel, 29, of Mendocino, Calif. Kiesel was detained on the suspicion of possession and use of a controlled substance.

During the course of their investigation, Kiesel fled from the officers through a downtown alley. He was captured after a brief foot pursuit and arrested for resisting arrest.

In a search pursuant to his arrest, Kiesel was found to be in possession of a loaded .38 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun.

Kiesel was arrested and booked at the Humboldt County Jail without further incident and the following charges have been submitted to the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office:

  • Carrying a concealed firearm upon a person
  • Carrying a loaded firearm in public
  • Resisting arrest
  • Violation of terms of probation/not to possess firearm
  • Possession of firearm by subject of a restraining order
  • Violation of probation