Law Enforcement Pulls Over Vehicle and Holds Occupants at Gunpoint Near the Miranda Bridge

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An officer has one suspect wearing red shorts out of the vehicle on the left while other officers are on the right. [Photos provided by a witness]

Law enforcement made another felony stop at the Miranda Bridge, the scene of several high profile drug busts in the last couple of years. This latest incident began around 2:40 p.m. when law enforcement pulled over a orange/red Corvette on Maple Hills Road just north of the bridge today.

A witness described seeing officers with guns drawn yelling, “Hands in the air.”

The two white male adults left the vehicle at the officers’ direction and officers are now searching it. According to the witness, law enforcement said the vehicle was stolen out of the Carlotta area around two days ago and the owner is now responding to pick up the vehicle.

Officers searching the car have found several unusual items such as a ghillie suit which can be used to sneak unseen into rural areas, the witness told us.

Traffic is currently being diverted so please avoid the area if possible.

Stolen vehicle Stop near Miranda

[Photo provided by a witness]

Please remember that information gathered from initial reports is subject to revision as more facts become available.

UPDATE 5:08 p.m.:

Officer looking at the ghilly suit.

Officer looking at the ghillie suit and other items located in the search of the stolen vehicle.

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Serena
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Serena
2 years ago

Unusual items, a gillie suit.

Chuck U
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Chuck U
2 years ago

They had a ghillie suit.

Ben Round
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Ben Round
2 years ago

For those, like me, who are not current with the latest forest fashion trends, here’s a visual aid.

Z
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Z
2 years ago
Reply to  Ben Round

The guys apparently weren’t fashionistas.

Hydesviller
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Hydesviller
2 years ago
Reply to  Ben Round

Except it wasn’t a gillie suit. Those 2 were up here from Hollywood to film a movie, The Moss Man of Willow Creek.

Ace
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Ace
2 years ago
Reply to  Ben Round

Current fashions set the pace, lose your step fall out of grace.

Obliviously
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Obliviously
2 years ago

Leroy Jethro Gibbs out for a Sunday drive.

Elvis Costanza
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Elvis Costanza
2 years ago

Our old swimming hole sure has been a magnet for car crashes and drug busts in the past few years. Weird.

Willie Bray
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2 years ago

🕯🌳Damn.🐸🕊🖖🌍

Frank Pembleton
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Frank Pembleton
2 years ago

Unconfirmed reports that the cops were dancing on the side of the road, singing “Little Red Corvette” in honor of Prince’s birthday.

Joe
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Joe
2 years ago

NO WAY! I thought you were kidding! That’s TOO FUCKING FUNNY!!!😂😂😂

bboy
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bboy
2 years ago

Props to the knowledge, appreciate the attempt

Joe
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Joe
2 years ago
Reply to  bboy

Attempt at what? Humor? If so, that was comedy GOLD!

💜
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💜
2 years ago

I hope they were wearing their raspberry berets.

Local
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Local
2 years ago

I don’t know about y’all, but I always wear my Ghillie suit when driving my stolen red Corvette

Dennis
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Dennis
2 years ago

Day before yesterday I seen this corvette in Phillipsville it had to unsavory characters in it that I no don’t own a corvette. Well I’m glad owner gets his car back but I’m sure it won’t be the same car. Fucking low life thieves no use for them except to fill an unwanted hole in the ground.

DB
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DB
2 years ago
Reply to  Dennis

I saw this car before on Maple hills road I think it was late Thursday the 11th

Guest
Guest
Guest
2 years ago
Reply to  DB

The 4th maybe. The report I saw said it was stolen Thursday from Carlotta.

Ray
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Ray
2 years ago
Reply to  Dennis

Exactly plenty of holes for tweekers

tax payer
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tax payer
2 years ago

notice how they didnt mention the race of the cops. must have been a racist stop. maybe they were some other race than ‘white’

Willow Creeker
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Willow Creeker
2 years ago
Reply to  tax payer

Second that

tax payer
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tax payer
2 years ago
Reply to  tax payer

meep meep meep meep meh

Vickster
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2 years ago
Reply to  tax payer

Let’s not pull the race card

Dan
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Dan
2 years ago
Reply to  tax payer

You really don’t have anything worthwhile to say, do you?

Willow Creeker
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Willow Creeker
2 years ago

This is why we should want police around and appreciate their work. Defund police ? No thanks. We should pay them better so we attract the best and brightest.

Frank
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Frank
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

Is that why we have such great politicians?because we pay so good.

Nan
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Nan
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

We need police but the system / tactics / laws have to change

Willow Creeker
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Willow Creeker
2 years ago
Reply to  Nan

Yep I agree. I think we should respect the cops, get rid of the rascist rednecks, or power freaks (there are more than a few) and pay them well. They do a lot of good, and some bad. Remind them they work for US, we pay their salaries, all of us; they seem to forget that.

Local farmer
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Local farmer
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

I think cops should earn our respect. Our local sheriff has earned mine. So has the eureka sheriff. Fact is people want to respect law enforcement, unfortunately we’ve had shitty cop culture most of our lives and they need to work to change it.

Kimberly
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Kimberly
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

Totally Agree!!!

Mobius Dancer
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Mobius Dancer
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

Defund.
At least far enough to limit the military equipment. They aren’t hired to make war on the citizens, but to help them when there are problems with other citizens. Or simply help…

Mike
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Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

Defunding the police is the next natural step in 2020 before we get assigned our districts.

Gruest
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Gruest
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

I don’t know about defund the police but we have a sherif who is a conspiracy theorist nut job. He’s sticking with his story of an Antifa bus at the Eureka BLM rally when it’s been proven as absolutely false.

Ullr Rover
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Ullr Rover
2 years ago

Despite the ghillie suit, these folks seem unaware of the concept of incognito.

Guest
Guest
Guest
2 years ago

Seems like a safe place to pull people over. No businesses around, and access both North and South so the roads can be completely blocked if necessary. I say the cops did a good job.

FanOfGuest
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FanOfGuest
2 years ago

🤣 exactly. Nice job LE

Craig
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Craig
2 years ago

Too bad the red color on the Corvette is just “Torch Red”, since it would have been truly ironic if the Corvette was painted with “Pull Me Over Red”, but then again, the two guys did get burned in the end.

Mike
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Mike
2 years ago
Reply to  Craig

There’s some irony in using a gillie suit to be inconspicuous to then drive around in the most conspicuous vehicle

BOB
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BOB
2 years ago
Reply to  Craig

LMAO

Ex EMT
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Ex EMT
2 years ago

Might be the same color as my Chevy Silverado.
I always thought it was called “Arrest Me Red”.
They must have thought it was so overt that it was covert.

Kimberly
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Kimberly
2 years ago

Totally Agree!!!

WTM
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WTM
2 years ago

White thieves don’t matter

ED Denson
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ED Denson
2 years ago

I believe, Willow Creeker, that the idea is to narrow the cops duties to law enforcement and put the money saved into other social services that we now expect them to provide, often without adequate training. Result: fewer armed cops on the streets, and more unarmed people trained in dealing with mental issues, safety checks for seniors and so forth, on the streets. Do you think that’s a good idea?

Willow Creeker
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Willow Creeker
2 years ago
Reply to  ED Denson

With the amount of dirtbaggery and the level of lawlessness in our towns, I think we need more police all around, at least here in our county. Have you seen Garberville lately? So many burglaries, so many dirtbags. Shuttered business, no renewal. It’s really gone downhill.
Not sure if better policing is the answer, but it could help.

Pinkcloud
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Pinkcloud
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow Creeker

Have you seen Garberville lately? New businesses. less trimmigrants, same homeless but that’s everywhere.

Willow Creeker
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Willow Creeker
2 years ago
Reply to  Pinkcloud

I drove through yesterday. The wife and I were hungry, we stopped by to see if wood rose or calicos were open, they weren’t. Garberville has gone down hill steeply in my short life. I passed through in the 90s, met an old guy named Paul who lived in briceland, and caretook his property for a while. Jeff and Dixie were the neighbors. It was a nice place to visit, there were restaurants and bars and shops and good grocery stores. As someone who doesn’t live there, and only drives through occasionally, I can tell you it’s changed a lot. It’s gone downhill. Drastically. Maybe you don’t notice it if you live there. I don’t know. Just relaying my experience.. but what an unwelcoming shithole it was the other day. Oh, and then we passed a stolen corvette getting searched, and later read about the Gillisuit etc. very fitting.

Joe Mota
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Joe Mota
2 years ago
Reply to  ED Denson

What ever happened to the concept of community policing, where the police spend their time on the sidewalks getting to know the residents?
I think the conversation needs to be expanded to include things like schools. Why should a child living in Piedmont be able to go to a well designed comfortable school with modern computers while a kid 5 miles away in west Oakland has to go to a school next to a freeway with broken windows and falling apart books?

Rusty Cage
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Rusty Cage
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Mota

I saw community policing in a London neighborhood and it’s a simple concept to see and understand.

Two cops (OK, bobbies) park their car, get out and walk the neighborhood and businesses. They work in pairs.
If anything’s up, neighbors approach and tell them what’s been going on lately. If they see something unusual, out of place, or perhaps a vehicle they’re suspicious of for some reason, they run a quick check on their laptop. They walk around the block and step into all the businesses for a moment, checking in with the owners.

Their policing seems friendlier, approachable, realistic, and effective. If needed, they check the neighborhood cameras which are everywhere. Our system of policing in contrast seems much more adversarial with a personal disconnect of what’s actually happening on the ground and in the ‘hood.

In short, it seems to work well. Managing by walking around, seeing, observing and talking to others. Oh, they’re also unarmed– save for a baton, pepper spray and cuffs.

Then again, we’re living in the Wild West.

HotCoffee
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HotCoffee
2 years ago
Reply to  Joe Mota

Perhaps take the money away from Washington administrators and give it to the teachers and local administrators?

How much gets wasted on Fed and State studies and salary’s?
We certainly pay enough to have great schools for everyone.

Ben Round
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Ben Round
2 years ago
Reply to  ED Denson

Simple response. Yes!

g_unit
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g_unit
2 years ago

They actually tried to put the Ghillie suit on the red corvette for the trek through the redwood corridor but it was too small.

Diane
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Diane
2 years ago

Should have stolen a less conspicuous car

gunther
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gunther
2 years ago
Reply to  Diane

They needed a red car to match his shorts.

Dogbiter
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Dogbiter
2 years ago

Not one of these people have run to the bridge, jumped on the top rail and gone feet first into the river!
Proving that they ain’t locals.

Mytruckisshillbeater
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Mytruckisshillbeater
2 years ago
Reply to  Dogbiter

Haha so f’kn true

guest
Guest
guest
2 years ago

Wow, so nice in the comment section. No bigotry, no psychotic remarks about their race or white people…. great job comment section, such mature logical educated adults.

Mytruckisshillbeater
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Mytruckisshillbeater
2 years ago

Wow I saw this car yesterday while I was getting on 101 near fortuna, it made me go close to 110 mph to get outta it’s way and then I moved to my slow lane and slowed down and ya the vette was gone. I remember the 4 exhaust tips and soft top..

Farce
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Farce
2 years ago

Nice planters in those pictures! Is that the entrance to somebody’s driveway? In any case those planters are in a place so everybody can see and enjoy them. That is a very nice thing to do for your neighbors and passerby so I thought I should take this moment to commend the people doing this…Thank You!

guest
Guest
2 years ago
Reply to  Farce

thanks for the noticing our flowers takes a little work but everyone likes flowers always have a lot of action or stuff occur in our yard not of our choosing just wish the county would abide by the same rules they throw at everyone else when it comes to running a county park with no bathrooms on our property at the bridge thanks for noticing and commenting ps support your local law enforcement there lives matter also they are the first you call when trouble shows up

Tom
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Tom
2 years ago

Why didn’t they name the thieves? No arrests or mugshots? Am I missing something? I want to know who these dirtbags are!

Jim Brickley
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Jim Brickley
2 years ago

Man, I bet that owner is really happy!