On Feb. 17, 2021, at about 1:05 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the area of U.S. Highway 101 and Westhaven, observed a vehicle that was reported stolen out of Trinity County.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle near the Highway 101- Murray Road exit. The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 35-year-old Wayne Ricky Lee, was taken into custody without incident.
Lee was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496d(a)).
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.