On Sept. 19, 2022, at about 1:12 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the Fernbridge area observed a vehicle that had been reported stolen out of Eureka.
The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle on the 200 block of Fernbridge Drive. The driver of the vehicle, 40-year-old Melvin Dwayne Matthews was taken into custody without incident. A female passenger was detained and released at the scene.
Matthews was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496(d)a) and violation of probation (PC 1203.2(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.
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Melvin Dwayne Matthews Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility