Sex Offender Arrested in Fortuna

Fortuna Police Dept Press Release: On 9/4/2011 at approximately 1726 hours, Officers with the Fortuna Police Department working on a tip received from WeTIP, responded to the area of 2025 Jenny Lane to attempt to apprehend a wanted Parolee, and high risk sex offender who has been out of compliance since May of 2011, John Ashbaugh age 26 out of San Bernardino, California. Upon arrival at the residence officers met with Ashbaugh at the rear of the residence. He attempted to flee from the officers and was apprehended as the attempted to re-enter the residence.

The Fortuna Police Department would like to thank the WeTIP caller number 558180.

Anyone with any information about suspected criminal activity or the whereabouts of wanted persons is asked to contact our WeTip Anonymous Hotline at (800) 78-CRIME or 1-800-782-7463. It is also possible to submit an anonymous tip online Informants may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this matter.



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