Man Arrested for Allegedly Brandishing Firearm

This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

2-2FORTUNA, CA- On June 19, 2015 at approximately 10:23pm hours, officers with the Fortuna Police Department were dispatched to the 800 block of 9th Street for the report of a man displaying a firearm. The call was placed by a frantic teenager who reported that the man arrived at her home, demanded to speak with her sibling and then brandished a handgun. The teenager was able to contact her father who notified the Fortuna Police Department.

Upon arrival to the area officers located a black pick-up parked outside of the reporting parties residence. Officers contacted a male subject who was seated in the driver’s seat of the vehicle. The subject was identified as 28 year old Scott Yadao of Fortuna. Yadao admitted to possession of a firearm and advised officers that the firearm was now located in his vehicle. A subsequent search of Yadao’s truck yielded a Glock 23 handgun, loaded with a high capacity magazine.

Yadao was placed under arrest for the following violations of law;

· PC 25400 (a) (1)- Concealed firearm in vehicle
· PC 25400 (a) (5)- Possession of a firearm by a narcotic offender
· PC 417 (a) (2)- Brandishing a firearm
· PC 1203.2- Violation of probation
· PC 32310- High capacity magazine

Yadao was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Jail without incident.


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