Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On July 30, 2021, at about 6:37 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of 5th and N Street in Eureka observed a vehicle towing a trailer with an expired registration. The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and learned that the vehicle towing the trailer had been reported stolen out of Oregon.


The driver of the vehicle, 37-year-old Jacob Jon Olsen, was arrested without incident. During a search of the trailer, deputies located over 48 ounces of cannabis.

Olsen was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496d(a)), driving on a suspended license (VC 14601.1(a)), driving without valid registration (VC 4000(a)) and transportation of marijuana (HS 11360(a)), in addition to warrant charges of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle (PC 25400(a)(1)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)), driving with a suspended license - prior conviction (VC 14601.2(a)), driving privilege suspended (VC 14601.5) and driving without evidence of valid registration (VC 4000(a)(1)).

A female passenger in the vehicle was detained and released on scene.

Anyone with information about this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.