Update, Dec 5: Operation Safe Streets sent the above photo and informed me that Eric is the alleged thief who stole a bike valued at $3,000 and was at Elk River allegedly stealing mail when the bike owner recognized him from the OSS post.
EPD detains one in altercation between alleged shoplifter and four COSTCO employees.
Alleged shoplifter is Eric Travis Black. Was arrested and booked into Humboldt County Jail for PC 211.
This is from his facebook page: