Loaded Firearm Found on Man With ‘Multiple Outstanding Warrants’

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:

FurtadoOn Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at approximately 9 p.m. a Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff noticed a suspicious person riding a bicycle past their location on Cliff Ave and Bird Ave in McKinleyville. The Deputy recognized the rider as 50 year old Tracy Luis Furtado, who had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. The warrants were for trespassing and providing false identification to a peace officer.

The Deputy contacted Furtado and placed him under arrest for his warrants. Upon searching Furtado prior to arrest, the Deputy located a small pistol in Furtado’s pants pocket. The firearm was loaded. The Deputy secured the firearm and booked it into evidence.

Furtado was taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for his outstanding warrants and carrying a concealed weapon on his person, and carrying a loaded firearm in public. His bail was set at $25,000.

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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