This inquiry was not just from some random person.
City of Ferndale lists Mr. Miranda as a Public Crew Leader. The tipster said the Timothy Miranda he observed worked for Ferndale Public Works.
According to this observer, Timothy Miranda is also a volunteer firefighter in Ferndale. Ferndale police were on the scene, according to this observer but they allegedly let Timothy Miranda leave the scene because his wife arrived and created a scene, including being allegedly confrontational with the Ferndale police.
California Highway Patrol arrived but Timothy Miranda was gone, according to the observer.
I spoke with Sgt. Allan Billington, from Ferndale Police. He told me, this is "outside our jurisdiction" and referred me to CHP. Sgt. Billington did confirm, "we were on the scene momentarily until CHP got there."
CHP Officer Cy May researched the incident and clarified what happened. The incident was a traffic collision. Mr. Miranda did not leave the scene. Ferndale Police and Ferndale Fire spoke with Mr. Miranda and he gave them all the information. Ferndale police left the scene since CHP's ETA was "extended". CHP went and spoke to Mr. Miranda at his house. No arrests were made because it was a traffic collision.