Eureka Man Arrested Sitting in Stolen Vehicle

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 June 13, 2018, at about 9 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a residence located on the 1200 block of Allard Ave., in the county jurisdiction of Eureka, for the report of a disturbance about a vehicle.

When deputies arrived on scene, they located 23-year-old Matthew Lee Cook of Eureka sitting in a running vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Eureka. The vehicle had damaged a portion of the residence’s fence prior to deputies’ arrival.

Cook was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of vehicle theft and possession of a stolen vehicle.

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.

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