Man arrested, accused of evading authorities in Humboldt County disaster area

Above: Winkle Edward White booking photo | Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office

Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies recently arrested a man who tried to elude authorities in a fire evacuation zone.

On the evening of August 12, Humboldt County deputies responded to a mandatory fire evacuation zone in Trinity County to assist local deputies and CHP with a burglary report. Two men had been seen swimming across the river into Humboldt County to evade law enforcement, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The two suspects eventually eluded authorities in the Willow Creek area.

The next afternoon, fire personnel contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report a suspicious individual in the area of Seely McIntosh Road and Raccoon Lane. Responding authorities from multiple agencies converged on the area and located the man, identified as 38-year-old Winkle Edward White.

White, believed to be one of the two suspects from the previous night, was taken into custody and booked on suspicion of interfering with fire personnel and entering a closed disaster area.

The second suspect is still outstanding. The investigation continues.

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