Missing and Wanted Persons
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Update - Wed., Feb. 20, 2013:
According to an update from the California Correctional Center, James Robert Prinz who walked away from the High Rock Conservation Camp near Weott on Mon., Feb. 18, 2013, was apprehended, without incident, a day later in Fortuna. The press release update appears below.
Minimum security inmate James Robert Prinz, walked away from the High Rock Conservation Camp CC# 32 in Weott, California on February 18, 2013. Inmate Prinz was apprehended in Fortuna, California by Fortuna Police Department at approximately 3:15 p.m. on February 19, 2013, without incident. Special agents from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation transported Inmate Prinz to the California Correctional Center in Susanville, California. Inmate Prinz was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for Criminal Threat to Cause Great Bodily Injury, Resisting an Officer with Force and Violence and Battery on a Peace Officer from Placer County. He was scheduled to be paroled in April 2013. This matter will be referred to the Humboldt County District Attorney’s Office for prosecution.
Of all offenders who have escaped from an adult institution, camp or community-based program since 1977, 99.1 percent have been apprehended.
The original post on this incident may be viewed below.
According to a press release from the California Correctional Center, dated Feb. 19, 2013:
A Minimum security inmate walked away from High Rock Conservation Camp which is located just outside Weott, California on February 18, 2013.
The walkaway, 43 year old James Robert Prinz, is described as a White male, 200 pounds, with blue eyes, short brown hair and medium complexion. He stands approximately 6’2” tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing orange pants with “C.D.C. R. Prisoner” written on them.
Prinz was committed to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation on April 21, 2011, from Placer County for Criminal Threat to Cause Great Bodily Injury, Resist Officer with Force and Violence and Battery on a Peace Officer. He was scheduled to be paroled in April 2013. He was last seen approximately 3:30 p.m. this afternoon. Escape apprehension efforts are continuing. Anyone seeing him should contact 9-1-1 or law enforcement authorities immediately.
Additional Contact Information:
Anyone having information about or knowledge of the location of James Robert Prinz should contact the California Correctional Center Watch Commander at (530) 257-2181 extension 4173.
James Robert Prinz, shown below:
According to a press release from the Humbolt County Sheriff's Office, dated Feb., 7, 2013:
On 2-5-2013, approximately 6:00 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies and California State Parks Rangers drove to Cher-Ae Lane, Trinidad in an attempt to serve two felony arrest warrants. The arrest warrants were for David Mathew Silva, 41 years old. The warrants were issued by Humboldt County Superior Court and are for possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.
When the deputies arrived at the residence, Silva was not home. They confirmed Silva resided at the residence and conducted a probation search. Silva is on formal and summary probation with a search clause. Upon searching the residence deputies located a double barreled sawed off shotgun, live shotgun ammunition, several chainsaws with the serial numbers removed, a stolen 1990 Jeep Wrangler and a stolen motorcycle.
On 2-6-2013, approximately 1:30 a.m. deputies were called back to the residence regarding an assault in progress. When deputies arrived at the residence they met with the 50 year old female victim. She told the deputies she was asleep in bed with her 3 year old when she was awakened by David Silva punching her in the face. While he was hitting her he was threatening to kill her and anyone else who called law enforcement on him. She received minor injuries but refused medical treatment. The child was not injured. Silva fled prior to the deputies’ arrival.
Arrest warrants are being sought through the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office for Silva for additional charges of possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, terrorist threats and assault.
David Mathew Silva is described as: Native American Male, 41 years old, 6-0, 250 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case, his whereabouts or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
David Mathew Silva
Update: Ryan Floyd, resident of 550 block of Flint Rock Road outside of Garberville, was arrested on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 on multiple charges. Floyd was a person of interest wanted in a burglary which took place on February 2. The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release below describes the arrest. The original vehicle pursuit and buglary are described in the second press release below.
On 02-07-2013, approximately 0830 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies and Humboldt County Drug Task Force Agents conducted a probation search at the residence of Ryan Floyd 30 years old, in the 500 block of Flint Rock Road ( Off Wade Road ), Garberville. When deputies arrived at the residence they located Floyd and arrested him on the outstanding no bail felony warrant for his arrest. Deputies are still on scene conducting a probation search of the residence. So far deputies have located what is estimated to be 45 pounds of dried marijuana bud, approximately $12,000.00 cash, a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun, approximately 1 oz of suspected heroin, approximately 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine, body armor, numerous loaded high capacity magazines, scales, drug paraphernalia and other indications of drug sales and what is estimated to be over forty vehicles, along with numerous all terrain vehicles. One of the vehicles is confirmed stolen. Deputies anticipate being at the residence for a lengthy period of time conducting their investigation and searching the property and vehicles.
Besides the outstanding arrest warrant, Floyd was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance for sale, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, illegal possession of a firearm magazine, illegal possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, illegal possession of a firearm and violation of probation. Other charges may be added as the investigation continues. He was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he his being held without bail.
Deputies also located a second male on the property identified as Gregory Benson, 48 years old from Garberville. Benson was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for illegal possession of ammunition and a firearm by a prohibited person. His bail was set at $50,000.00. An updated news release will be released at a later date.
The original post on this incident can be read below.
According to press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office, dated Feb. 4, 2013:
On 2-2-2013, approximately 11:30 p.m. a deputy attempted to pull over a black Chevy Silverado pickup truck for driving erratically and with no rear license plate on Dyerville Loop Road, near Fort Seward Road in the Dyerville area of Humboldt County. When the deputy activated his overhead lights the vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated. A slow speed pursuit traveled east on Fort Seward road at speeds of around 30 mph. At one point the pickup traveled onto the middle fork of the Eel River on the gravel bar before looping back onto Fort Seward Road. A second deputy caught up with the original deputy and they continued pursing the vehicle on Fort Seward Road at speeds of approximately 30 mph. When the vehicle drove up to the intersection of Dyerville Loop Road and Fort Seward Road, it turned south onto Dyerville Loop road. Approximately one half mile later, the vehicle drove off the roadway and down a hillside before crashing into a tree. When deputies reached the vehicle it was unoccupied. Deputies learned the vehicle was registered to residence in the 29000 block of Alderpoint Road, Garberville. When contact was made with the registered owners of the truck they were on vacation out of the area. A relative checked their residence and learned the vehicle was just stolen from their residence and their residence had been burglarized.
The Sheriff’s Office is currently asking for the publics help in locating Ryan Floyd and Honey Walsh who are persons of interest in this case.
Floyd is described as follows: A white male adult, 30 years old, 5-8, 155 pounds, strawberry blond hair. He currently has a no bail felony warrant for his arrest for being armed while possessing narcotics issued by Humboldt County Superior Court.
Honey Walsh is described as: White Female adult, 29 years old, 5-6, 130 lbs, brown hair, green eyes. She is from the Cave Junction, Oregon area. She has a misdemeanor warrant for her arrest for possession of a controlled substance out of Humboldt County Superior Court.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.
Persons of interest: Ryan Floyd (left) and Honey Walsh (right)
According to a press release from the Arcata Police Department, dated Jan. 30, 2013:
The Arcata Police Department is seeking assistance in locating Jason Francis Lovell, 32 of Arcata. Lovell was reported missing on January 29th, 2013. He was last seen on the evening of January 25th in Arcata. Family and friends became concerned when Lovell failed to show up for work. His vehicle was found abandoned in the 1200 Blk of F St in Arcata. Lovell has a history of mental health issues and is considered at risk.
Lovell is described as a white male adult, 5'8" tall, weighing 150 lbs with short brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a short reddish brown beard.
Anyone who has seen Mr. Lovell or has any information as to his whereabouts is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at: (707)822-2428.