Two-Time Burglary Suspect Caught Fleeing Window-Bashed Gas Station

Monday, June 17, 2013
Stephen James Hansen

Stephen James Hansen

 City of Arcata

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MAN ARRESTED WHILE FLEEING THE SCENE OF A BURGLARY

On Monday, June 17 at 3:05 a.m. the Arcata Police Department received a report of a burglary in progress at the Chevron gas station on Giuntoli Lane.  Officers quickly arrived in the area and located a subject fleeing the business.

The subject, later identified as Stephen James Hansen, 27, was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. Hansen was found to be in possession of property that had been stolen from the business and was placed under arrest for the burglary.

Officers were able to view surveillance footage from the business that showed Hansen breaking the glass front door with a rock and entering the business and removing the merchandise from the store.

Based upon the same method of entry used at a previous burglary at the Chevron which had occurred on May 31st.  video surveillance footage was viewed from the prior burglary and Hansen was identified as the suspect in that incident as well.

Hansen was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked and lodged for burglary.

 

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