Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office:
On Wednesday, at approximately 4 p.m., a Humboldt County Sheriff's Deputy was driving a marked patrol car on Muncie Street, near Howard Avenue, Eureka. The deputy saw a 1993 blue Honda Civic stopped on Howard Street with an adult male driving it, later identified as Austin Edward Neuroth, 35 years old, from Eureka. The deputy saw Neuroth stop in front of a residence on Howard Street and appeared to conduct an illegal drug transaction with an adult female at the residence. The deputy then watched the Honda drive away. The deputy saw the Honda had a broken windshield which is a vehicle code violation. The deputy imitated a traffic stop on the Honda and spoke with Neuroth, the driver. Neuroth told the deputy his driver's license was suspended.
Upon checking with the owner of the stolen Honda, the deputy learned the property in the Honda Neuroth was driving was property taken from the stolen 1992 Honda.
Neuroth was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of illicit drugs and driving on a suspended license, besides the outstanding arrest warrant. Neuroth was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on the charges. His total bail was set at $30,000.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.