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Press Release
Eureka Police Department
604 C Street
Eureka, CA  95501

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


Subject :

Juvenile Wanted for Brandishing a Firearm at Officer
Contact : Brittany Powell, ,     (707) 441-4388
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On March 31, 2019, at about 2:40 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a residence on the 300 block of Dollison Street to assist the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office with a welfare check of a juvenile, Jon Patrick Benton (17 of Eureka) who was reported to be a possible victim in a recent crime.

A deputy and officer entered the residence and encountered Benton in the doorway of an upstairs bedroom. Benton pointed a handgun at the officer and deputy who both exercised extreme restraint and quickly retreated to a position of advantage. Benton fled out of an upstairs window and escaped while officers were setting up a perimeter.

Benton is wanted by the Eureka Police Department for brandishing a firearm at a police officer, resisting arrest, and minor in possession of a firearm. Benton is also wanted on an existing juvenile warrant. Benton is described as a white male, 5’10’, 125 lbs., brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding Benton’s whereabouts is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4044. Benton is considered to be armed and dangerous, do not attempt to detain.