HCSO Arrests Felony Warrant Suspects Parked in ‘Suspicious Vehicle’ Under Van Duzen Bridge
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 July 18, 2018, at about 8 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Alton area observed a suspicious vehicle parked under the Van Duzen Bridge on the river access road.
Upon approaching the vehicle, deputies discovered two females inside. Both women had active felony warrants for their arrest. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located approximately 15.7 pounds of processed marijuana and approximately 1.8 grams of methamphetamine.
Shala Hoeflich, 41, of Riverbank, CA, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on two felony warrants out of Mendocino County, in addition to fresh charges of false identification to a peace officer, possession of concentrated cannabis and possession of a controlled substance.
Laura Edeane Maez, 37, of Redway, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on a felony warrant out of Humboldt County for charges of elder abuse, possession of a firearm within 10 years of conviction and theft from an elder. Maez was also booked on fresh charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of over 28.5 grams marijuana.