Three Separate Incidents of Individuals Arrested for Vehicle Theft Today
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On the morning of 07/03/15, at approximately 0757 hours, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputy was on patrol in the Loleta area, when he observed a stolen vehicle parked in front of a residence in the 100 block of Bayview Drive. HCSO Deputies responded to the residence, where 31 year old Loleta resident Jeremiah Johnson, was contacted and arrested for possession of the stolen vehicle. The vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene. Jeremiah Johnson was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility (HCCF) for booking.
At approximately 1356 hours, a suspicious vehicle in the 30000 block of Hwy 254 was phoned in to the HCSO dispatch center. Upon arrival, Deputies determined the vehicle was stolen and had been painted and “cold plated”, which means the wrong license plates had been affixed to it. The vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene. HCSO Deputies continued with follow up investigation throughout the day, and developed, 30 year old Eureka resident Kenneth Burns, as the suspect.
At approximately 1418 hours, HCSO Deputies noticed a suspicious vehicle in the 400 block of Maple Lane in Garberville, which was possibly related to a separate investigation. HCSO Deputies contacted the female occupant of the vehicle, and simultaneously determined the vehicle was reported stolen. HCSO Deputies arrested the sole female occupant, 42 year old Redway resident Aronis Waters, for possession of the stolen vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. The vehicle was recovered and towed from the scene. Aronis Waters was transported to the HCCF for booking.
At approximately 1745 hours, HCSO Deputies responded to the 3800 block of “F” Street in Eureka, and arrested Kenneth Burns for possession of the stolen vehicle. Kenneth Burns was transported to the HCCF for booking.
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.