On June 28, 2018, at about 2:17 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the McKinleyville area observed a suspicious male subject riding a bicycle on School Road. Deputies observed the subject turn down Windsor Ave. and stop his bike in the driveway of a business.
When deputies made contact with the subject, 32-year-old Laszlo Istavan Pethes, they learned that Pethes had an active misdemeanor warrant for his arrest. During a search of Pethes, deputies located a hypodermic syringe. In his backpack, deputies located methamphetamine, additional syringes and metal knuckles.
Pethes was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on his warrant for the following charges: vehicle theft, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended or revoked license. He was also booked on fresh charges of possession of metal knuckles, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.