On 10-26-2014, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was driving a marked patrol car westbound on State Route 299, Blue Lake, when he saw a white Toyota pickup truck in front of him. The deputy saw the truck did not have commercial license plates as required by law. The deputy ran a DMV records check on the license plate, and discovered the plate was registered to a 1999 Ford Pickup truck. The license plate also had a 2015 registration tab displayed, however the registration for the plate had been expired since 2011.
The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the pickup truck, and spoke with the driver, Beau Zachary McClung, 37 years old, from Eureka. A records check on McClung revealed he was on probation for possession of stolen property with a search clause. The deputy detained McClung and searched his vehicle. During the search, the deputy discovered a MacBook laptop that was stolen from a residence in Eureka several months ago.
McClung was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for possession of stolen property, violation of probation, and displaying false registration. His bail was set at $25,000.00.
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.