On Jan. 24, 2023, at about 4:16 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a business on the 400 block of Machi Road in Shelter Cove for the report of a disturbance.
According to employees at the business, 41-year-old Elena Elaine Stanley, reportedly entered the business in distress. When an employee attempted to console Stanley, she became violent toward employees, throwing store items at them and causing approximately $1,200 worth of damages to the business.
Deputies located Stanley in a parking area at the boat launch nearby. Stanley was determined to be under the influence of alcohol and was arrested without incident.
At approximately 6:53 p.m., a Shelter Cove resident contacted the Sheriff’s Office to report a vandalism and burglary of their home on the 500 block of Muskrat Circle earlier that afternoon. The victim provided deputies with surveillance footage from the residence which showed Stanley forcing entry onto the property and into the home. While inside the residence, Stanley reportedly caused over $11,000 worth of damages.
Stanley was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of vandalism (PC 594(b)(1)), burglary (PC 459/461(A)) and disorderly conduct under the influence (PC 647(f)).
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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Elena Elaine Stanley | Humboldt County Correctional Facility