May 27, 2017

Here is how well pre trial release worked for Shelter cove suspect Aaron Arlotta; warrants, failures to appear and being charged with different crimes


AB 42 is coming up for a vote. If this is the behavior of defendants who are released, now; think pre trial release and no bail will help? This is just the most recent example of the frequently booked and released in Humboldt.

Aaron  Arlotta's bail history and arrests from 2016-2017 provided to me:

"In 2016, he was charged with 243(e)(1) domestic  battery, a misdemeanor and  could not make bail. He was released on OR under supervised release. In 2016,  was charged with PC 240 Assault amd PC 242 Battery. He failed to appear and warrant was issued. 

Arlotta was charged in 2017 with PC 273.5 (a) Corporal injury on a,spouse/cohabitant and PC 594 (b) (1) Vandalism. Failed to appear, warrant issued.

In another 2017, Arlotta was charged with PC 498 for theft of utilities, Arlotta was  released and failed to appear in court. Warrant issued.

Then the most recent arrest, PC 459 Burglary; bail $140,000.

Press Release:

 On 05-23-2017, at about 12:45 p.m., Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Lower Pacific Drive, Shelter Cove, to investigate the report of a residential burglary.

Upon arrival, Deputies spoke to several citizens who reported seeing suspicious activity in the neighborhood.  Deputies learned that a male suspect, later identified as Aaron Arlotta (age 27), along with a female suspect, were seen yesterday lurking about an unoccupied vacation home.  Upon the housekeeper checking the property this morning, it was discovered that several items had been stolen from the residence.  It was believed that Arlotta and the female suspect were involved in the burglary.  

Following up on investigative leads, Deputies were able to locate Arlotta sitting in a parked vehicle in the 100 block of Eileen Court, Shelter Cove.  Arlotta fled on foot but was captured after a brief foot pursuit.  Deputies searched Arlotta's person incident to arrest and located stolen property from the burglary.  

Arlotta was subsequently transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on two felony warrants, three misdemeanor warrants, and a fresh charge of residential burglary.  Deputies know the identity of the female suspect and will be seeking a warrant for her arrest.  

The Sheriff's Office credits this arrest to the exceptional observations made by Shelter Cove residents.       

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