1965 Mustang Stolen in Arcata Last Year Recovered at Property in Trinity County
This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
In the month of June, 2018, the California Highway Patrol received a tip of a stolen 1965 Mustang on a property in Junction City. CHP Officers conducted an investigation and believed they had located the Mustang on a property controlled by Michael Yingling in Junction City.
On the morning 06/22/2018 the CHP served a search warrant on that property at 360 Quail Rd in Junction City. Yingling was not there when the warrant was served. The 1965 Mustang was located on the property. It had been stolen last year in Arcata. A 1999 Ford F-250 which had been stolen on 04/20/2018 in the Redding area was also located on the property. The F-250 had been taken apart and chopped up.
Also located were numerous firearms, which Yingling is prohibited from possessing, and a controlled substance.
Yingling was arrested later that day at another location for possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance and weapons violations.