Deputies Seek Suspect For Stolen Property, Sleeping-Mom Punch-Out

Thursday, February 7, 2013
David Mathew Silva

David Mathew Silva

HCSO Press Release

On Tuesday, Feb. 5 at approximately 6 p.m. Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies and California State Parks rangers drove to Cher-Ae Lane, Trinidad, in an attempt to serve two felony arrest warrants.
The arrest warrants were for David Mathew Silva, 41. The warrants were issued by Humboldt County Superior Court and are for possession of a controlled substance and receiving stolen property.
When the deputies arrived at the residence, Silva was not home. They confirmed Silva resided at the residence and conducted a probation search. Silva is on formal and summary probation with a search clause.
Upon searching the residence, deputies located a double-barreled sawed off shotgun, live shotgun ammunition, several chainsaws with the serial numbers removed, a stolen 1990 Jeep Wrangler and a stolen motorcycle.
On Wednesday, Feb. 6 at approximately 1:30 a.m., deputies were called back to the residence regarding an assault in progress. When deputies arrived at the residence they met with the 50-year-old female victim. She told the deputies she was asleep in bed with her three-year-old when she was awakened by David Silva punching her in the face. While he was hitting her he was threatening to kill her and anyone else who called law enforcement on him.
She received minor injuries but refused medical treatment. The child was not injured. Silva fled prior to the deputies’ arrival.
Arrest warrants are being sought through the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office for Silva for additional charges of possession of stolen property, felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, terrorist threats and assault.
David Mathew Silva is described as:  Native American Male, 41 years old, 6-0, 250 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case, his whereabouts 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.