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On Dec. 5, 2019, at about 10:52 a.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputy on patrol in the area of Clam Beach Drive in McKinleyville observed a parked vehicle matching the description of a known stolen vehicle out of Arcata.
As the deputy began to investigate further, a male subject associated with the vehicle, later identified as 35-year-old Daniel Patrick Osgood, fled from the vehicle into nearby brush. The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen. Additional deputies responded to the scene to assist in searching for Osgood.
Osgood was located nearby hiding in brush. During a search of Osgood, deputies located approximately 11.3 grams of methamphetamine.
During the search of the vehicle, deputies located a large amount of suspected stolen property including tools, electronics, camping gear and prescription medications. Additionally, deputies located items reported stolen from the California State Parks. Inside the vehicle, deputies also located burglary tools and items consistent with the sale of narcotics.
Osgood was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a stolen vehicle (PC 496d(a)), possession of stolen property (PC 496(a)), vehicle theft (VC 10851(a)), possession of a controlled substance for sales (PC 11378) and possession of burglary tools (PC 466), in addition to a misdemeanor warrant for carrying a concealed weapon (PC 21310).
The stolen vehicle was returned to its owner.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding 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.