[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.”

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  • Heard a rumor from someone that they were chasing someone that was believed to be involved in the home invasion on tuesday in island mountain…Like i said just a rumor, not sure if true or not besides I believe that besides Seth, and the guy that got arrested they don’t have any info on the other people that were involved in home invasion…By the way another rumor i heard was there was 5 people involved in the home invasion…Not 3.

    • I’ve heard a similar story about why law enforcement was in Garberville from several sources but nothing that I consider good enough to print. However, Lt. Wayne Hanson confirmed for me today that there were five white males involved in the attempted home invasion. One was arrested and, as of this afternoon, four still at large.

  • Heard a rumor from someone that they were chasing someone that was believed to be involved in the home invasion on tuesday in island mountain…Like i said just a rumor, not sure if true or not besides I believe that besides Seth, and the guy that got arrested they don’t have any info on the other people that were involved in home invasion…By the way another rumor i heard was there was 5 people involved in the home invasion…Not 3.

    • I’ve heard a similar story about why law enforcement was in Garberville from several sources but nothing that I consider good enough to print. However, Lt. Wayne Hanson confirmed for me today that there were five white males involved in the attempted home invasion. One was arrested and, as of this afternoon, four still at large.

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  • KMUD news had interview with law enforcement this evening. They said that Sean Morton was in Garberville today, knocked on a friends door to ask for a ride. The friends girlfriend called law enforcement. They have been on the lookout for him all day. The other three perps were last seen on Bell Springs Road last night a little south of the Harris Store. Law enforcement said they had leads on who they are.

  • KMUD news had interview with law enforcement this evening. They said that Sean Morton was in Garberville today, knocked on a friends door to ask for a ride. The friends girlfriend called law enforcement. They have been on the lookout for him all day. The other three perps were last seen on Bell Springs Road last night a little south of the Harris Store. Law enforcement said they had leads on who they are.

  • Yes, thank you. I updated the home invasion post with that information.

  • Yes, thank you. I updated the home invasion post with that information.

  • What I think is ridiculous is this Seth guy was in jail not even 2 weeks ago for Grand Theft Auto, as well as possession of narcotics, and other stolen property…So did someone post his bail or did they just let him out cuz theres not enough room in the HCCF?? If so we need to build a bigger one and fast.

    • They let scumbags like Seth out 20 minutes after taking him to jail, on his own recognizance of course.
      like Seth understands what that is supposed to mean, after all the guy will steal your call and sell narcotics in his spare time when he’s not getting high,..

  • What I think is ridiculous is this Seth guy was in jail not even 2 weeks ago for Grand Theft Auto, as well as possession of narcotics, and other stolen property…So did someone post his bail or did they just let him out cuz theres not enough room in the HCCF?? If so we need to build a bigger one and fast.

    • They let scumbags like Seth out 20 minutes after taking him to jail, on his own recognizance of course.
      like Seth understands what that is supposed to mean, after all the guy will steal your call and sell narcotics in his spare time when he’s not getting high,..

  • I know. I remember when they used to lock people up for being ‘ career criminals’. Now the criminals running rampant in Humboldt don’t seem to worry much about about being locked up as a consequence .

  • Is this really how they are spending our tax dollars?
    Our town is turning into garbageville!
    Criminals, homeless and all sorts of other human scum all over our little town.
    Normal tourists wonder what goes on here and ask when they get further north what was going on in that little town called garberville.
    The sheriff’s incompetent, and when they do get funds then they profile the rest of us.
    When are we going to have enough of these excuses and take back what is ours?

  • Is this really how they are spending our tax dollars?
    Our town is turning into garbageville!
    Criminals, homeless and all sorts of other human scum all over our little town.
    Normal tourists wonder what goes on here and ask when they get further north what was going on in that little town called garberville.
    The sheriff’s incompetent, and when they do get funds then they profile the rest of us.
    When are we going to have enough of these excuses and take back what is ours?

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