On July 10, 2021, at about 7 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the area of Highway 101 near Loleta observed a vehicle parked along the highway appearing to be in need of assistance.
As deputies approached the vehicle to render assistance, a routine check of the vehicle’s registration notified deputies that the vehicle had been reported stolen out of the state of Washington. Deputies contacted the driver, 26-year-old Robert Charles Cross, and took him into custody without incident.
Cross was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496d(a), in addition to warrant charges of carrying a concealed dirk or dagger (PC 21310), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11377(a)) and vehicle theft (VC 10851(a)).
This case is still under investigation.
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.