Two Arrested and Stolen Vehicle Recovered

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:

Richard Lucas Martin

Richard Lucas Martin

On Nov. 29, 2018, at about 10:30 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol at Clam Beach County Park observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the north parking lot. The deputy observed two male subjects associated with the vehicle leave towards the beach on foot.

Upon further investigation, the deputy learned that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Arcata last night. Additional deputies with the Sheriff’s Office and a ranger with the Bureau of Land Management responded to assist in contacting the suspects.

The suspects, later identified as Richard Lucas Martin, 28, and Blaine Richard Martin, 26, were located on the beach and taken into custody.

Blaine Richard Martin

Blaine Richard Martin

Blaine Martin was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of stolen property, possession of a stolen vehicle, accessory to a felony, tampering with a vehicle, possession of burglary tools and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Richard Martin was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on two misdemeanor warrants for possession of a controlled substance and driving with a suspended license, in addition to fresh charges of possession of a stolen vehicle, accessory to a felony, possession of a controlled substance, possession of burglary tools, possession of stolen property less than $950 and tampering with a vehicle.

Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.

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