[UPDATED March 5] Large Law Enforcement Presence Gathered in Southeast Garberville
UPDATES BELOW ORIGINAL POST:
Original post: There are multiple reports of a large law enforcement presence gathered near Amillia’s at the southeast end of Garberville. Several people have reported at least three law enforcement vehicles. According to an employee of a local business, ten to twelve sheriff deputies and California Highway Patrol Officers are gathered in the area. The employee indicated that the officers were searching for someone that was possibly running up Melville Road.
UPDATE 6:15 p.m.: Witnesses in the area are reporting that law enforcement has left the area.
UPDATE March 5: Lt. Wayne Hanson of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that law enforcement pursued Seth Morton, a suspect from a foiled home invasion attempt on Tuesday, up Melville Road but ultimately lost him.
Morton had been seen in Garberville earlier in the day. Most likely, Hanson said, he had stayed around town all day. This is typical behavior for many suspects, the lieutenant said. He asked citizens in the area to keep looking for the alleged intruder. “Hopefully, with citizens’ help, we’ll get him in custody.”