A Bolinas man was arrested on charges of looting during the wildfires on Oct. 20, and has been extradited to Texas on a felony warrant.
On Oct. 19, Jeffrey D. Hall, 54, of Bolinas, was seen on a surveillance video at a residence on Norrbom Road, reportedly looting the residence. Witnesses reported the incident and Hall, who had been camping illegally in the Mission Highlands, was stopped by an Alameda County deputy on Oct. 20, at about 8:30 p.m.
The deputy discovered that Hall had a no-bail felony warrant from Texas. During a search of Hall’s vehicle, deputies found various items that didn’t belong to him. Among the items that deputies found included an orange PIO vest and a wallet with multiple credit cards that belonged to an elderly man from Bolinas who had reported his wallet had been stolen.
Hall was arrested on the felony warrant from Texas. He was also arrested on charges of elder abuse, possession of stolen property and looting. Hall was booked into Sonoma County Jail and later extradited to Texas. He’ll be returned to California after Texas authorities deal with him.
In other incidents reported recently to Valley law enforcement:
Monday, Oct. 23:
11:40 p.m. – While on patrol in the 19000 block of Highway 12, a deputy pulled over a vehicle for an equipment violation. The deputy recognized the driver from previous contacts. The driver exhibited signs of drug use, and after an evaluation, he admitted to using drugs. After the motorist was arrested, the deputy searched the car and found in the driver’s side door, a plastic bag containing two other small bags of what appeared to the deputy to be methamphetamine. Richie A. Joseph, 51, of Sonoma, was arrested on charges of felony possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Joseph was transported to jail.
Tuesday, Oct. 24:
9:50 p.m. – A deputy pulled over a motorist on Highway 12 at Calle del Monte on a moving violation and an equipment violation. The driver admitted that he was unlicensed. While talking to the driver, the deputy noticed an open beer and a pocket knife in the seat console next to the passenger. The driver agreed to a search of the truck, and deputies found a small bag containing a crystalline substance in the bed of the truck on the passenger’s side. The driver denied the bag was his. The passenger admitted to using drugs two days earlier, but later admitted the bag was his. Eldir Lucas, 38, of Boyes Hot Springs, was arrested on charges of felony carrying a concealed dirk or dagger, carrying an illegal knife, possession of a controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance and was transported to jail. The driver wasn’t charged and was allowed to go home.
Wednesday, Oct. 25:
4:50 a.m. – A deputy on patrol on Stage Gulch Road near the dump, pulled over a vehicle for an expired registration. The deputy recognized the passenger as a probationer. The driver admitted that his license was suspended and both the driver and passenger were on probation and had numerous arrests on drug-related charges. Since the driver showed signs of intoxication and the probation terms for both men included search-and-seizure provisions, the deputy searched the vehicle.