Wanted woman leads police on high-speed chase through Eureka


A wanted felon led officers with the Eureka Police Department (EPD) on a high-speed pursuit from Eureka to Fields Landing Tuesday, according to the Humboldt County Drug Task Force (HCDTF).

On Jan. 9, HCDTF agents were patrolling the Eureka area for wanted felon, 28-year-old Angela Lockwood. They knew she had an outstanding felony arrest warrant stemming from a previous narcotics investigation.

At around 4:40 p.m., deputies said agents spotted Lockwood driving a vehicle in Eureka. They said they requested assistance from the EPD in making a traffic stop on her. EPD officers arrived and attempted a traffic stop, according to the HCDTF.

Police said Lockwood sped away from them and EPD officers began a pursuit. Officers said it began at Highland and Union Streets in Eureka and led to southbound Highway 101. Lockwood exited Highway 101 at Fields Landing at 90 mph, and officers then lost sight of her, the DTF said. They said police soon found her vehicle ditched in the middle of the road. With the assistance of a police dog, Lockwood was found hiding in the backyard of a nearby home and arrested, according to the DTF.

A search of the vehicle she was driving revealed 10 Dilaudid pills, 100 grams of suspected methamphetamine and 143 grams of suspected heroin, authorities said. The suspected drugs were found in a purse that officials said also contained a digital scale, packaging materials and Lockwood’s California identification card.

Lockwood was placed under arrest for her warrant, fleeing in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance for sale, transportation of a controlled substance, possession of a narcotic for sale and transportation of a narcotic, according to the DTF.

Anyone with information related to this investigation or other narcotics related crimes are encouraged to call the Humboldt County DTF at 707-444-8095 or the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office tip line at 707-268-2539.

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