• Saturday, January 23 11:11 a.m. Ann Albright was in a vehicle and allegedly ramming it into another vehicle on Patrick’s Point Drive in Trinidad. When deputies arrived, Albright showed signs of intoxication. She told deputies that she wasn’t ramming the vehicle; it was her boyfriend who was doing so. But the hood on her boyfriend’s car was cold, while the hood on Alrbight’s car was warm. Deputies determined that she was being less than truthful. She was booked into the county jail on suspicion of public intoxication and violating the terms of her probation.
11:45 p.m. A deputy was conducting a vehicle investigation on the frontage road in Crannell, located between McKinleyville and Westhaven, when he heard someone yelling for help in the bushes nearby. As the deputy walked into the wooded area, he could see clothing items, a cellphone and keys on the ground. In a thick patch of berry briars, the deputy found a completely naked man who was covered with scratches and seemed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The man said that earlier in the evening he had picked up two male hitchhikers. They provided him with an alcoholic beverage, and after that he could not remember anything. As the victim became more lucid, he said he thought he may have been raped. A medical test confirmed that there were signs of trauma. The incident is under investigation.
• Sunday, January 24, 4:48 p.m. Deputies pulled over a vehicle on the south end of McKinleyville after a vehicle pursuit. When the car stopped, Joshua Wentworth jumped out and started running. He ran across both the southbound and northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 101, and made his way to a brushy area on North Bank Road. Deputies cornered him there and took him into custody. He was booked into the county jail on suspicion of resisting arrest.
10:21 p.m. Deputies spotted Esteban Arredondo-Wilson on Scenic Drive near Trinidad and searched him, as is allowed under the terms of his probation. They found a glass pipe with burned white residue, consistent with meth smoking, a hypodermic syringe, .38 grams of meth and a double-edged dagger in a sheath. Arredondo-Wilson was booked into the county jail for carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia and violating probation.
• Tuesday, January 26, 12:46 a.m. At the Chevron Station in Trinidad, Joseph Hernandez and two passengers were sitting in a vehicle after hours and not buying any gas. A deputy went to investigate why the car was parked at the Chevron, but Hernandez was uncooperative. He failed to hand over a driver’s license or show the deputy the vehicle’s registration. He was also acting like a Nervous Nellie. A records check of the vehicle revealed that it was unregistered and displaying fake registration tabs, which is a felony. When deputies went to detain Hernandez, he was uncooperative and allegedly fought with the officers. During a search of the car, deputies found a loaded Ruger .22 handgun with its serial number scratched off, additional ammunition, several baggies of processed bud, a rifle and a shotgun. Hernandez was booked into the county jail on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance while armed with a loaded firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, resisting arrest, displaying false registration tabs, possession of marijuana and concealing a weapon in a vehicle, transporting marijuana in a vehicle and removing a serial number from a firearm.
12:25 p.m. A homeless female who drives a light blue Buick LeSabre is suspected of breaking into an unoccupied duplex on Murray Road in McKinleyville and stealing two circular saws. The alleged thief stayed overnight in the duplex, which is being remodeled. To add insult to injury, the she also took a dump in the house.
5:24 p.m. William Osborne’s wife came home late in the evening, which made him mad, so he grabbed a mixing bowl and allegedly assaulted her with it, causing severe pain. The woman then threw a knife at Osborne, and he left the house. The next day she went to Mad River Community Hospital to get treatment for her injuries. A warrant has been issued for Osborne’s arrest on suspicion of domestic violence and violation of probation.
6:18 p.m. A patient at Mad River Community Hospital was treated for a gunshot wound to the buttock. The victim claimed that the wound was from an accident that happened in Mendocino County where he was skeet shooting with friends. He was at the hospital because the wound wasn’t healing properly.
• Wednesday, January 27 5:13 a.m. On Norton Road near the Beau Pre Golf Course in McKinleyville, a white Jeep was parked on somebody’s lawn. Deputies arrived and found two occupants in the vehicle, Tawny Renee Owens, who was passed out in the front seat, and a 2-year-old child, who was in a child safety seat in the back seat. Deputies had trouble rousing Owens. When she emerged from the fog of the substances pulsing through her blood, her speech was slurred and she had trouble forming words. She faded in and out of consciousness and was unable to provide deputies with any information about the child in the back seat other than a first name. Deputies searched the vehicle and found what appeared to be marijuana hash oil, buds and a glass pipe. There was no food or water or extra clothing for the child. Owens was booked into the county jail on suspicion of willful cruelty to a child, possession of concentrated cannabis, public intoxication and giving false identification to a police officer. The Jeep was towed.