Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On June 5, 2022, at about 7:30 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the area of the Herrick Avenue turnout observed a pickup truck matching the description of a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Fortuna.
Deputies confirmed the vehicle to be stolen and conducted a traffic stop in the area of Tooby Road, near Humboldt Hill. Deputies contacted and detained two individuals. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located a stolen chainsaw.
The driver of the vehicle, 35-year-old Jesse Curtis Hiller, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC496d(a)) and possession of stolen property (PC 496(a)), in addition to warrant charges of violation of probation.
The passenger of the vehicle was released at the 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.