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.

4 Responses to “Deputies Seek Suspect For Stolen Property, Sleeping-Mom Punch-Out”

  1. Johnny Defiant

    search hoopa…. stop the greyhound north and south of mckinleyville airport…. stop the amtrak that goes south from the airport to martinez…. alert the agricultural inspection points on the 199 and the 5…. I would venture to say he is on the lamb. I know that area and trinidad, westhaven and surrounding areas are just too small for him to be in. my bet is the bus or even the redding greyhound. he is avoiding prison now.

  2. Johnny Defiant

    I would find this guy in 24 hours. I know the old school B.I A. head honcho…. Mr. K. Taylor would roll this punk up in 1 day. Humboldt County Sheriff is undermanned and the CHP has they're hands full with the weather and roads. I saw this story and just had to comment.

  3. You know this guy is a great boyfriend from the face tattoo.

  4. Anonymous

    Just arrested his ass at his house in Crescent City. yes, he has a house here in Crescent City also. Real piece of work. He terrorized people here in CC recently also. Look, even our newspaper didn't have his photo or mention much about why they were looking for him. Arrested at 1:30pm at gunpoint., THANK YOU arcata eye for actually pushing out the story.


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