Whitethorn Man Booked After Capture in Garberville Last Night

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:

201600544 ArreguinOn Monday, February 1, 2016, at about 7:40 p.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a vehicle burglary on the 700 block of Redwood Dr, Garberville. The male and female victim stated they observed their vehicles dome light was on, and upon checking the contents of the vehicle, the female victim stated her purse was missing. Video footage of the suspect was retrieved from nearby security cameras. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 5’10”, 160-170 lbs, wearing gray colored beanie style hat, and a white colored long sleeve zip up jacket.

At about 8:20 p.m. deputies were dispatched to Ray’s Food Place, Garberville, for a report of the Garberville Locals Citizens on Patrol (COP) detaining the possible suspect who stole the female victim’s purse. When deputies arrived, the suspect had fled on foot. Deputies pursued the suspect, 27 year old Scott Arreguin, of Whitethorn, and apprehended him on the 900 block of Redwood Dr.

Arreguin had bookable warrants and was on probation. He was out on bail for a previous gun charge. The victims received their property, and did not wish to pursue charges. Arreguin was arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of stolen property, violation of probation, and his warrants.

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.

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27 comments

  • That smile would be even more phony if that space between his teeth was fixed!

  • Has anybody noticed the pick marks on,all the mug shot tweekers all have pic face that’s one way of recognizING tweekers I so want to do citizens on patrol but don’t know who to contact I’m gonna see if Peggy saver can hook me up if u read this peg see you very soon

    • Anybody can sign up for us locals on patrol shop smart Garberville 6 p.m. weekdays except Wednesdays there’s a self-defense . Just show up with a good attitude . And have a little common sense and be level headed. We could use all the help we could get. It’s kind of fun getting out and walking and meeting people. It’s also rewarding. Anyone interested is welcome

      • I commend you local folks on finally realising how overworked and under staffed the hum.co.sheriff’s dept IS- and that the greatest loss of patrols is in the southern humboldt district. I commend you for taking a strong and dangerous stance against the rampant criminal element there. You have shown great courage- more than those of us who simply grew Fed up and moved away. Thank you.

  • Has anybody noticed the pick marks on,all the mug shot tweekers all have pic face that’s one way of recognizING tweekers I so want to do citizens on patrol but don’t know who to contact I’m gonna see if Peggy sarver can hook me up if u read this peg see you very soon

    • You can join the patrol by just showing up at the Ray’s parking lot at 6 on Monday through Friday. I think Wednesday is a lil later because their self defense class. But they only ask that you show up and be level headed and calm under pressure.

    • Wow. What an astute observation…all this time I just thought there was a huge occurrence of middle age acne….lol. Sorry about the sarcasm cuz u r right…also that guy riding a bicycle at 3am- I’m guessing that’s not his car stereo strapped to the handle bars…

  • Also thank you locals on patrol in garberville

  • We are “Locals On Patrol”
    Not citizens on patrol..
    Thank you for the recognition though.

  • Must a person be born and raised locally to join the patrol? Or would that just cause a conflict?
    I’ve Lived here 10 years now. My fiancé graduated from SFHS. We have three children all born locally. My fiancé is also a member of locals on patrol on FB. Id like to help since I work in Garberville, but also I don’t want to feel intrusive since I’m not technically a local just a citizen.

    • If your family didn’t kill and steal land from a Indian, clear cut log the place then subdivide and sell it off to a hippy from the city for a inflated price per acre at high interest and 50% of the crop he grew, then you’re not a local.

      • Now that we’ve heard a sarcastic response, how about a serious one. He wasn’t claiming to be a local…

      • Seriously Jesse, that means everybody’s local , so come on out and walk with us. Don’t be negative hun. If you love your community. Which I suspect you do, we would love to have you. Locals on patrol, welcomes you.

      • Watch it..you only have to be a criminal for 10years to be a “local” and if you live here twenty years and never do anything to s too crime or catch a criminal- you’re a local…no matter how long you’re a resident if you continually turn your back on justice out of contempt, fear, or just selfishness- you’re part of The problem not the solution. There could not exist the magnanimous quantity of criminality if not for the equal distribution of cowardess and negligence on the part of the communities “law abiding” citizanship

    • Any one can come and walk with us. You just have to show up. It is Monday-Friday, we meet at 6pm at Rays parking lot. You don’t have to commit to everyday, we are just happy to have help. If you want to see the town you live and work in clean, and safer for your children, that to me is being a local.

    • No you do not have to be born here to be a local all you have to do is have love in your heart for your community. We would love to have you come walk with us.

    • Join. It’s your obligation to join. Anyone who isn’t helping is a hindrance to law enforcement…every time somebody says “I don’t want to get involved”, another person just became a victim with out justice served.

    • If you live in or around garbageville and have to deal with all the attitudes , drug addicts, vagrants, hippies (dirty ones and upscale selfrighteous organic chitaqua ones), travelers ,red and resinecks, then yes you are a local, don’t ask just show up and patrol your heart out!

  • wasn’t this P.o.s on here just a week or so ago after being caught with a stolen gun? Bet he doesn’t smile like that when he looks at himself in the mirror…or who knows maybe he does?

    • He mist likely was that guy you mentiin, but in Humboldt county they are busy and overbooked down at the jail house and they mismanaged all our funds to make things work , let alone keep a scumbag like this locked up and keep the general public safe.
      It’s not in their hands, it’s in yours and every other law abiding citizen to keep our community safe and free of scum.

  • Would you happen to know what the last name of the person named JR who was mentioned in the article as being the best friend of the man who witnessed the shooting of that woman in Phillipsville?

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