◼ HCSO Seek Suspects in Pepper Spray-Fueled K-Mart Parking Lot Confrontation - Andrew Goff/Lost Coast Outpost
Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release:
On 02/10/14 at approximately 1:20 p.m. a male victim and his girlfriend were in their vehicle in the parking lot of the Kmart store in Mckinleyville. They were approached by a male subject who they recognized as Lance Andrew Borgner, who pointed a can of bear pepper spray at the male victim through the car window and demanded money. The victim told the suspect he did not have any money. Fearing she was going to be pepper sprayed, the female victim exited the car and saw a female who she recognized as Christina Ann Higgins approaching. The female victim quickly got back into the car, located the keys and placed them into the ignition. The male victim continued to tell Borgner that he had no money, but stated that if Borgner followed them to the bank he would withdraw some and give it to him. Borgner then directed Higgins to get into the car with the victims. As Higgins opened the passenger door to get inside, the male victim accelerated and sped away.
...Borgner and Higgins got into their vehicle and chased the victims to the area of Giuntoli Lane in Arcata, where Borgner rammed the victim’s vehicle causing it to leave the roadway. The victim vehicle then re-entered the roadway and drove to the Arcata Police Department with Borgner and Higgins still following. Borgner’s vehicle was last seen pulling into the parking lot of Spotlight Video in Arcata.
Suspect and Vehicle information is as follows:
Lance Andrew Borgner, DOB 10/31/89. White male, 6’ tall, 190 lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes. He has tattoos on his neck chest and shoulder.
Christina Ann Higgins, DOB 09/01/89. White female, 5‘7” tall, 140 lbs., brown hair, hazel eyes.
The suspect vehicle is a white late 1980’s Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, unknown license plate.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
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Borgner is on active CDC parole for burglary as well as on local summary probation for vandalism and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is presently wanted on two felony warrants for parole violation and 20001(a) VC (hit and run with injury), as well as two misdemeanor warrants for driving with a suspended license and vandalism. Additionally, Borgner is now wanted by EPD on fresh charges of felony reckless evading of a peace officer and felony hit and run with injury among other offenses.
Higgins is not wanted by EPD at this time in connection with this particular pursuit.
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They were staying in a motel on South Broadway.
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