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FPD: Wanted Fortuna man arrested with help from hardware store staff Friday

LEFT: Gibbs (HCSO); RIGHT: (FPD)

A wanted man was arrested by Fortuna police after a short pursuit through a hardware store Friday, according to the police department.

On Feb. 8 an FPD officer spotted 29-year-old Garret Gibbs of Fortuna walking on South Fortuna Boulevard. The officer knew Gibbs had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, and attempted to contact him. According to the FPD, Gibbs fled into Ace Hardware and the officer chased him.

The FPD said staff at Ace Hardware helped chase the suspect into a field behind the Fortuna Fire Hall where he was taken into custody. GIbbs was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.

According to the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, Gibbs was booked on charges of resisting arrest, violation of probation and possession of a controlled substance, in addition to a warrant for petty theft and possession of a controlled substance.

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