Eureka Police Department<br />Press Release Eureka Police Department
Press Release
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA  95501

Phone:  (707) 441-4060
FAX:     (707) 441-4334


Subject :

Stolen Vehicle Pursuit and Arrest
Contact : Brittany Powell, ,     (707) 441-4388
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On April 29, 2018, at about 11:08 p.m., an officer with the Eureka Police Department located an occupied stolen vehicle traveling on Broadway near the Herrick overpass. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle (a Pontiac Grand Am) but the driver refused to yield and a pursuit was initiated.
Officers pursued the vehicle into the County jurisdiction and up into the area of Ridgewood. At Ridgewood and Beechwood Streets, the driver of the stolen vehicle intentionally rammed a patrol car and hit an uninvolved parked SUV before continuing to flee. No injuries were reported.
During the encounter, officers recognized the driver of the stolen vehicle and identified her as 19 year old Kiayleah Rose Ammon. Ammon continued to flee in the stolen vehicle on Ridgewood and onto Walnut Drive. Officers discontinued the pursuit near Willow and D Streets due to safety concerns and knowing the identity of the driver.
A short time later, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputy located the stolen Grand Am abandoned near the intersection of Alder and D Streets. Officers searched the area but were unable to locate Ammon.
On April 30, 2018, at about 6:20 a.m., EPD took a stolen vehicle report from the 4300 block of D Street. The victim said his Dodge truck was taken sometime during the night by an unknown suspect.
At about 7:30 a.m., the victim of the stolen truck contacted the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office and reported that he had located his stolen truck and was following it in the Elk River Road area. The victim followed the vehicle onto Valley Drive, where the truck stopped. The victim confronted the driver, later identified as Ammon. Ammon gave the victim his keys back and fled into a nearby residence. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies located Ammon, who attempted to flee, but was quickly apprehended.
Ammon was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for assault with a deadly weapon, evading, and two counts of possession of a stolen vehicle.