On March 30, 2022, the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division received information regarding the illegal dumping of a vehicle near the Eel River in Ferndale.
Through their investigation, deputies obtained video surveillance depicting a truck towing a broken-down vehicle near the river’s edge on East Ferry Road and negligently abandoning the vehicle on the river bar. Deputies were able to identify the owner of the truck, a 22-year-old Eureka man, and determined the man to be the driver of the truck at the time of the incident. Deputies contacted the man and issued a citation for Illegal Dumping of Commercial Waste (PC 374.3(h)(1)). The man agreed to remove the vehicle from the river bar for proper disposal.
This case is being forwarded to the District Attorney’s Office for prosecution. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office takes seriously the illegal dumping of vehicles in our public spaces. Not only does illegal dumping of all types of waste endanger our environment, it also threatens to close the public use of these areas permanently.
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.
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