The following is a press release from the Arcata Police Department:

On Saturday at 11:55 a.m. the Arcata Police Department officer with his K-9 “Baron” joined a vehicle pursuit of McKinleyville resident, Trayten Hunt initiated by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office.

Trayten Hunt was recently arrested in connection with an armed home invasion robbery in Arcata and currently had an active felony warrant for burglary. The pursuit began in McKinleyville and continued to Willow Creek, where Hunt then fled on foot. K-9 Baron was deployed and successfully pursued Hunt where he was quickly apprehended hiding in a tree. The passenger in the vehicle, Alyssa Girard, was also arrested on scene.

Hunt was booked into the Humboldt County Jail on charges of burglary and felony pursuit, while Girard was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Arcata Police Department is requesting anyone with information on this investigation please contact Detective Sergeant Ortega at 707-822-2424.

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