While chasing down reports of a stolen handgun and jewelry, deputies arrested a McKinleyville man this weekend after finding him hiding in a bathroom cabinet in his McKinleyville residence, authorities confirmed on Monday.

Humboldt County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested 31-year-old Dawson Lee Patrick around 1 p.m. Sunday after they recovered more than 100 rounds of live ammunition, a loaded .30-caliber magazine, a loaded .22-caliber handgun and an orange pelican case with jewelry from his residence in the 3600 block of Central Avenue, according to a press release.

Patrick was arrested on suspicion of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of a loaded firearm by a convicted felon, possession of stolen property, unlawful possession of a loaded .30-caliber magazine and resisting arrest, in addition to four outstanding warrants -- three for violating probation and one for driving with a suspended license, according to the release. He was taken to the Humboldt County jail and is being held without bail.

A metallic light blue 1998 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with matching canopy -- California license plate number 5V44678 -- and other stolen property is still outstanding, according to the release.

The Sheriff's Office has asked anyone with information regarding this case or related criminal activity to call the office at 445-7251 or its crime tip line at 268-2539.


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