From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:


On 05-23-2017, at about 12:45 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Lower Pacific Drive, Shelter Cove, to investigate the report of a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to several citizens who reported seeing suspicious activity in the neighborhood. Deputies learned that a male suspect, later identified as Aaron Arlotta (age 27), along with a female suspect, were seen yesterday lurking about an unoccupied vacation home. Upon the housekeeper checking the property this morning, it was discovered that several items had been stolen from the residence. It was believed that Arlotta and the female suspect were involved in the burglary.

Following up on investigative leads, Deputies were able to locate Arlotta sitting in a parked vehicle in the 100 block of Eileen Court, Shelter Cove. Arlotta fled on foot but was captured after a brief foot pursuit. Deputies searched Arlotta’s person incident to arrest and located stolen property from the burglary.

Arlotta was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on two felony warrants, three misdemeanor warrants, and a fresh charge of residential burglary. Deputies know the identity of the female suspect and will be seeking a warrant for her arrest.

The Sheriff’s Office credits this arrest to the exceptional observations made by Shelter Cove residents.

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 Garberville Station at 707-923-2761.