On Aug. 2, 2023, at about 10:15 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol on State Route 299 near North Bank Road observed a motorcycle reported stolen out of the Eureka area traveling on the highway.
The deputy conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and upon further investigation, the driver, 40-year-old Matthew Dean Black, was taken into custody without incident. A female passenger of the motorcycle was detained and later released at the scene.
Black was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of 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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Matthew Dean Black Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility