Technology leads APD to Eureka man arrested for vehicle theft, possession of a firearm

ARCATA (KIEM)- Technology helped lead Arcata Police to the arrest of a Eureka man for vehicle theft and carrying a loaded firearm.

At around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday, an Arcata police officer was on patrol on the 5000 block of Valley West Boulevard. His automated license plate reader alerted him to a vehicle that was stolen.

26-year-old, Shayne Maupin, who was working on the vehicle was arrested after officers located a loaded AK-47 rifle with a high capacity magazine concealed inside the vehicle. Additional ammunition was also located.

Maupin is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing firearms. He was charged with vehicle theft, and possession of a firearm and ammo.