HCSO: Man Arrested With Key To Stolen Vehicle in His Pocket
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On Saturday, January 9, 2016 at approximately 9:00 a.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were on patrol in Trinidad and observed a green Honda CRV parked in front of a residence on Kay-Winn Ln. The vehicle matched the description of a stolen vehicle out of Arcata. Deputies interviewed the occupants of the residence and they denied knowing how the vehicle ended up parked on that street. Deputies learned a wanted felon, 32 year old Vernon Weatherford, of Hoopa, was hiding out at a residence behind the Trinidad Casino. Deputies responded to the residence and located Weatherford along with the key to the stolen vehicle.
Weatherford was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for his felony warrant and possession of a stolen vehicle.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office 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.