Suspect in Orick Market Robbery Arrested

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:

imageservlet (1)On 02-17-2016 at about 2:20 pm an Officer with the Yurok Tribal Police Department observed Tays Salazar age 40 driving a white Mitsubishi vehicle on Highway 169, Pecwan. The Tribal Officer was aware that Salazar was identified as the suspect in the robbery of the Orick Market on 02-13-2016.

The Tribal Officer conducted a Felony car stop on the vehicle Salazar was driving. When Salazar was contacted he refused the officer’s commands to prone out on the ground. The Tribal Officer at first used pepper spray on Salazar in an attempt to gain compliance. The pepper spray was ineffective. The Tribal Officer then struck Salazar one time on his knee with a baton to gain compliance for an arrest. Salazar was then taken into custody without further incident.

A Sergeant with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene after the arrest. Salazar was transported to a local hospital for medical clearance, prior to being transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. Salazar was cleared by the hospital with no serious injury due to being struck with the baton.

Salazar was then booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the Armed Robbery of the Orick Market. Salazar’s bail was set at $60,000 dollars.

Earlier Chapter: The Poison Oak Bandit?

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