SHERIFF’s LOG: Meet Mr. Lorenzo Shelton, specializing in PC 537 violations

Thursday, Feb. 14

5:21 p.m. – On Railroad Drive a fight broke out between a mother’s boyfriend and her adult son. The son got snookered on booze and allegedly attacked the boyfriend, thereby sheriffslogboxputting a sour end to Valentine’s Day for everyone involved.

Saturday, Feb. 16

11:25 a.m. – On Fischer Road someone smashed in a car window and took stuff.

11:58 a.m. – Someone slashed tires on two cars on Gassoway.

Sunday, Feb. 17

8:41 a.m. – Residents on Mary Road awoke to find two vehicles burglarized. One was unlocked at the time of the burglary. The other had its window smashed.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

12:38 p.m. – Charles Yost was zooming down North Bank Road just fast enough to catch the attention of a deputy, who pulled him over. Mr. Yost was cited for an expired vehicle registration and being an unlicensed driver.

1:10 a.m. – Lorenzo Shelton took a cab from Eureka to McKinleyville. When it came time to pay the fare, Mr. Shelton informed the cabbie that he didn’t have any money to pay for the ride. Deputies were summoned and Mr. Shelton was cited, once again, for PC 537, defrauding an inkeeper. That’s the law that’s used when people don’t pay for cab fare, a restaurant meal or a motel room that they’ve used. This is Mr. Shelton’s sixth arrest for PC 537. On Jan. 17 he was arrested after he ate at the Denny’s in McKinleyville. After he enjoyed his Grand Slam, he informed the waitress that he didn’t have to pay the bill because he owns the place, even though he doesn’t.

11:08 a.m. – Someone smashed a vehicle window on the 1900 block of Ocean Drive.

12:13 p.m. – On Vine Avenue a car was burglarized.