Photo: confiscated weapon and ammo
Originally published as a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post –
“On Saturday, 01/01/2022, at about 8:50pm, a Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) Deputy pulled over a white, 2005 Honda CRV at the central Chevron gas station in Yreka for not having any license plates.
Once the white CRV came to a stop, the driver, later identified as Joseph Garibay, got out of the driver seat of the vehicle and began to walk away from the traffic stop. The SCSO Deputy caught up to Garibay, stopped him, and told him the reason for the stop.
Garibay would not give the Deputy his identification or his name and was not complying with any of the Deputy’s requests. The Deputy told Garibay he was being detained and went to place him in handcuffs. Garibay pulled his hand away from the Deputy and began running westbound.
While he was fleeing, Garibay tripped and the Deputy was able to catch up to Garibay, who continued to resist. Multiple units from the Sheriff’s Office, the Yreka Police Department and CHP – Yreka responded to assist the Deputy in taking Garibay into custody. After Garibay was place in handcuffs, it was discovered Garibay had two felony warrants out of Siskiyou County, and one felony warrant out of Riverside County.
A search of Garibay’s vehicle was conducted and a loaded AK-style rifle with matching magazines was found. Also found inside the vehicle was a hypodermic syringe filled with what’s believed to be methamphetamine, several other hypodermic syringes, methamphetamine pipes and approximately 1.5 lbs. of marijuana.
Garibay was taken to the Siskiyou County Jail where he was booked for multiple charges, including: felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, obstructing, delaying or resisting an officer, possession of marijuana more than an ounce, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple arrest warrants.”