K9 Baron captures suspect after pursuit

Mad River Union

HUMBOLDT – While participants in the Kinetic Sculpture Grand Championship were preparing for the start of the race on the Arcata Plaza, a man and woman were racing away from police on State Route 299. They ended the day lodged in the the Pink Palace.

Trayten Jakitrick Hunt


On Saturday, May 25 at 11:55 a.m., the Arcata Police Department officer with 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.

Alyssa Nicole Girard

The passenger in the vehicle, Alyssa Girard, was also arrested on scene.  

Trayten Jakitrick Hunt, 26, of McKinleyville was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail on suspicion of burglary (felony warrant and felony pursuit.

Alyssa Nicole Girard, 20, of Eureka was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail on suspicion of 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.