On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at about 6 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Sergeant observed a light blue minivan travelling on Redwood Dr., Garberville, matching the description of a suspicious vehicle in Redway. The vehicle matched the description of a vehicle that was involved in a burglary over the weekend. The vehicle parked in a motel parking lot located on the 700 block of Redwood Dr, and the occupants did not exit the vehicle. The sergeant approached the vehicle and recognized the passenger, 35 year old Shaun Stringfellow, from previous law enforcement contacts. When speaking with the driver, 33 year old Dylan Streeter, from Gold Beach, OR, the sergeant noticed the handle of two knives protruding from his waistband. The sergeant confirmed with HCSO Communications Center Streeter was a convicted felon, and Stringfellow had multiple felony arrest warrants, and was subject to search based on his probation status. Streeter was searched due to his felony status and having weapons visibly on his person. The sergeant located a loaded handgun, and a container with suspected methamphetamine on Streeter’s person. Stringfellow was found to be in possession of heroin, possibly packaged for sales.
Streeter and Stringfellow were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Streeter was booked for being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon on his person, being a prohibited person for owning/possessing a firearm, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance while armed. Stringfellow was booked for violation of probation and possession of a controlled substance for sales.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.