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EPD: Man resists arrest, knocks radio off officer as he tries to call for backup

Daniel Langevin

On June 12, 2018, at about 10:40 p.m., an officer with the Eureka Police Department (EPD) was doing routine patrol checks when he saw a felony warrant suspect in the driver seat of a vehicle parked at a gas station on the 100 block of West Harris Street, EPD said. The warrant suspect was 28-year-old Daniel Langevin.

Upon contact, the officer said Langevin got out of the vehicle and fled on foot. The officer gave chase and caught up with Langevin at the 3100 block of Pine Street. As the officer attempted to take Langevin into custody, EPD said Langevin violently resisted, causing items of the officer’s equipment to detach from his person, including his portable radio.

Backup officers responded and began checking the area of the officer's last known location, based on his prior radio transmissions, officials said. Within moments, backup officers found the officer still struggling with Langevin in the front yard of a home. Officers said they were quickly able to overcome Langevin’s resistance and take him into custody without further incident.

Langevin was transported by ambulance to the hospital for precautionary medical clearance, prior to being booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility, EPD said. Langevin was booked on charges of resisting arrest and the felony no bail probation warrant.

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