Missing and Wanted Persons
Browse this section to find information and photos (when available) for missing persons and persons wanted by law enforcement agencies.
55 year-old Randy Markin from Arcata (shown in the photo) was reported missing last Friday, Oct 24, 2014. Markin, who is diabetic, may be in need of his medication and therefore considered an at-risk missing person. Markin was last seen at his residence at about 1:00 am last Friday.
Randy Markin wears glasses and is described as: a white male adult 6' 3", 230 lbs. with long grey hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tie-dye T-shirt, long leather jacket, and jeans. Anybody with information about the whereabouts of Randy Markin is urged to contact the Arcata Police Department at: (707) 822-2428. The APD press release appears below.
Arcata Police Department press release, dated 10/25/14:
On 10/24/14 at about 3:00 PM, the Arcata Police Department received a missing person report on Randy Markin, 55 years old from Arcata. Markin was last seen at his residence on 10/24/14 at about 1:00 AM. An additional witness who is an acquaintance of Markin believes he saw him at ITF in Arcata on 10/24/14 between 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM.
Randy Markin is a white male adult 6 feet 3 inches tall and about 230 pounds with long grey hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tie-dye T-shirt, long leather jacket, and jeans. Markin also wears glasses. Markin is diabetic and may be in need of his medication and left his cell phone and wallet at home. He uses an electric wheelchair, which he is not currently in possession of.
APD officers have conducted an extensive search of the surrounding area and could not locate Markin. Officers talked to neighbors and local businesses who had not seen Markin.
Anybody with information or who sees Markin is urged to contact APD.
Update: 10/29/14- Missing hunter, 59 year old Dave Stornetta, was found yesterday, Tues., Oct 28, by a search helicopter. Stornetta, an experienced outdoorsman, was located in good health and not in need of medical attention after surviving seven days, which included rain and low temperatures, in the Yolla Bolly-Middle Eel Wilderness in southeastern Trinity County where he was deer hunting. The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office press release announcing the rescue appears below as does the original post on this story.
TCSO press release, dated Oct. 29, 2014:
On October 28, 2014 at approximately 5:00pm the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by Dave Stornetta’s wife and advised the Sheriff’s Office that the family had located Mr. Stornetta via helicopter. Mr. Stornetta appeared to be in good health and did not appear to need medical attention. Dave Stornetta requested that the helicopter transport him back to the family’s hunting camp. Investigators will be contacting Mr. Stornetta once he returns to his residence regarding his location and movement while he was missing. The Sheriff’s Office is awaiting official confirmation of the exact location of where he was located.
For more details from the Press Democrat click here.
Dave Stornetta (shown in the photo) , a 59 year-old experienced hunter, was reported as missing Wed., Oct. 22, 2014, after he failed to show at a planned meet-up with his son. Stornetta was last seen that Wed. at around 7 am and was hunting in an area of Southern Trinity near the Mendocino County line, described as east of Covelo, where the search for him is currently in progress.
Stornetta is described as: a white male, 5'9" weighing 180 lbs. with brown hair and hazel colored eyes. He was wearing a black baseball cap, green sweat shirt, camo pants and "Redwing" boots. When last seen he was accompanied by a white and liver colored McNabb breed dog with a red collar.
Anyone with information about this missing hunter is asked to call the Trinity County Sheriff's Department at: (530) 623-2611.
Update: Oct. 24, 2014: Brian McSilvers, one of the two inmates who walked away from a S.W.A.P. (Sheriff's Work Alternative Program) work crew on Oct. 14, was arrested without incident after being spotted by a Eureka Police Department Detective walking near 2nd and Q Streets in Eureka. The original post on this incident and photos of the missing inmates appear below.
Inmates assigned to a crew working behind Les Schwab Tires in Eureka walked away while clearing brush in a heavily wooded area. Brian Strehl McSilvers, 36 years old, and James Lawrence Henry Jr., 35, both being held on probation violation charges are being sought by law enforcement and if caught will face additional charges. Photos of the escaped inmates appear below.
Brian Strehl McSilvers is described as a white male, 150 lbs., short blond hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue denim shirt with a white tee- shirt underneath, blue denim pants and work boots. James Lawrence Henry Jr. is 5’ 10” tall, hazel eyes, brown hair and weighs 165 lbs.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539. The full Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release appears below.
HCSO press release, dated 10/16/14:
On 10-14-2014, at approximately 10:30 a.m. two inmates, assigned to an inmate work crew, walked away from a job site they were at behind Les Schwab Tires, Eureka. A Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Correctional Officer was supervising the inmates who were clearing brush in a heavily wooded area. The Correctional Officer took a head count and noticed two inmates were missing. The Correctional Officer searched the immediate area for the missing inmates with no success. Eureka Police was notified and responded to assist with the search for the inmates who are now facing additional charges.
The inmates are identified as:
1. Brian Strehl McSilvers, 36 years old, White male, 150 lbs, short blond hair, hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue denim shirt with a white t shirt underneath, blue denim pants and work boots. He was being held on a probation violation and was scheduled to be released on
2. James Lawrence Henry Jr. 35 years old, 5’ 10” tall, hazel eyes, brown hair, 165lbs, bald.
He was last seen wearing a blue denim shirt with a white t shirt underneath, blue denim pants and work boots. He was being held on a probation violation and was scheduled to be released on
Both inmates are from Eureka. Henry is also known to frequent the Fortuna area.
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.
Missing inmates: James Henry (top); Brian McSilvers (bottom)
Update, Sept. 23, 2014: According to the Mendocino Sheriff's Facebook page jail escapee, Brett Edward Harlan, (shown in photo) has been captured. The original post on this story appears below.
Law enforcement in Mendocino is looking for escaped jail inmate, 56-year old Brett Edward Harlan, (shown in the photo). According to a Mendocino County Sheriff's Office press release, Harlan was released from jail on a 4-hour pass to visit a sick relative and did not return by the expiration of the pass. Harlan is believed to be hiding in the areas of Willits or Redwood Valley and should be considered dangerous.
According to KMUD News Facebook, Harlan had been in custody in the Mendocino County Jail on the following charges from 09-04-2014: 10851(a) CVC - Theft of a motor vehicle, 273.6(a) PC - Violation of a court order, 2800.2(a) CVC - Evading a peace officer, 245(c) PC - Assault on a peace officer, 11377(a) HS - Possession of a controlled substance, and 1203.2 PC - Violation of probation."
Harlan is described as 6-feet tall, weighs 220 pounds and has a shaved head and a tattoo that reads “Shirley,” across his upper chest. Harlan also has a tattoo on the right side of the neck below the ear, a tattoo on back of his head and has a prosthetic right leg. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Harlan is urged to call 9-1-1 or the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 707-463-4086. The full press release appears below.
MCSO press release, dated Sept. 18, 2014:
On 09-16-2014 at approximately 7:00 PM Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to contacted Mendocino County Jail staff regarding the escape of an inmate.
When Deputies arrived Jail staff advised that on 09-16-2014 the inmate, Brett Edward Harlan, was taken to the Mendocino County Superior Court to petition for a temporary 4-hour release pass, so he could visit a sick relative.
The pass was granted and Harlan was released, but he was ordered to return to the Mendocino County Jail on 09-16-2014 at 4:00 PM.
Harlan subsequently did not return by the listed date/time to surrender himself to Mendocino County Jail staff and he is now considered an Escaped Inmate.
Deputies learned Harlan informed family members after his release that he would not go back to jail or surrender himself as had been previously ordered by the court.
Deputies continued their searched for Harlan and followed up on leads but they could not locate him as hoped.
Harlan is believed to be hiding in the areas of Willits or Redwood Valley and should be considered dangerous.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Harlan is urged to call 9-1-1 or the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office dispatch center at 707-463-4086.
Harlan is described as being a 56-year-old white male adult, standing 6-feet tall and weighing 220 pounds.
Harlan has a shaved head and a tattoo of "Shirley' across the upper front chest area near the neck line. Harlan also has a tattoo on the right side of the neck below
the ear, a tattoo on back of his head and has a prosthetic right leg.