On Feb. 23, 2023, at about 9:07 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in McKinleyville conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation on the 2600 block of Central Avenue.
Deputies contacted three occupants of the vehicle. During their investigation, deputies learned that the vehicle had been stolen out of the Arcata area last week.
The driver, 18-year-old Augustus Allen Gibbens, was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496d(a)).
A passenger of the vehicle, 36-year-old Christopher James Diven, was found to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Diven was cited for his warrant and released at the scene. The third passenger was also released at the scene.
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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Augustus Allen Gibbens Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility