On July 16, 2023, at about 6:17 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the Cutten area observed a vehicle, reported stolen to the Eureka Police Department the day prior, traveling in the 4000 block of Cedar Street.
Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and contacted one occupant, 43-year-old William Lee Nicholson. Nicholson was taken into custody without incident and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of vehicle theft (VC 10851(a)) and possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496D(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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William Lee Nicholson Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility