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Fort Bragg Police Recover Stolen Vehicle After Accused Thief Threatened to Chop Up Owner with a Chainsaw

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The following is a press release issued by the Fort Bragg Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

Arthur Montero [Mugshot from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Booking Logs] *Please note, this article originally had another individual’s mugshot. Sergeant McLaughlin from the Fort Bragg Police Department informed us a glitch in the booking log system led to the previous individual’s mugshot coming up when a user typed in “Arthur Montero.” The above photograph is indeed the actual Montero.*

On September 06, 2021 at approximately 1:31 p.m., Officers of the Fort Bragg Police Department
were dispatched to a local residence for reports of a vehicle that had been stolen moments ago.
Dispatch provided additional information that the suspect (later identified to be Arthur Montero) had
threatened the victim with a chainsaw in order to obtain vehicle keys from the victim after unlawfully
entering into her home.

Officers arrived at the residence and made contact with the victim who reported Montero had stated
he was going to use the chainsaw to “chop” the victim up if his demands for vehicle keys was not
met. Montero was then reported in attempting to start the chainsaw several times until the victim
advised him where the keys were. Officers also learned the vehicle that had been taken was a green
in color Ford F250 pickup truck and was last seen driving in the area of Simpson Lane at a high rate
of speed. Officer relayed information to allied agencies which included Mendocino County Sheriff’s
Office and California Highway Patrol.

Montero was later located on Simpson Lane and a traffic enforcement stop was initiated by allied
agencies near Speedway Express Gas Station (located at 18475 N. Highway 1, Fort Bragg). Montero
was detained without incident and Fort Bragg Police Officers took Montero into custody. The victim
was reunited with her vehicle which had not sustained any damages in regards to this incident.
Montero was transported to Mendocino County Jail for the following charges: possession of stolen
vehicle, criminal threats, robbery, burglary and possession of stolen property.

The Fort Bragg Police Department would like to commend our allied agencies for their quick
response in assisting with the apprehension of Montero.

Questions regarding this press release may be forwarded to Officer Anthony Welter at 707-961-2800
ext. 168 or awelter@fortbragg.com.

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14 COMMENTS

    • Justin, thanks for pointing out the issue. This article originally had another individual’s mugshot. Sergeant McLaughlin from the Fort Bragg Police Department informed us a glitch in the booking log system led to the previous individual’s mugshot coming up when a user typed in “Arthur Montero.” The above photograph is indeed the actual Montero.

    • I know AJ Montero His whole entire life AJ Montero is a good man He’s a world renowned tattoo artist who has owned his own tattoo shops As a matter of fact I was waiting for him to come to Eureka to do some work on me due to circumstances he has never made it to Eureka I’m thinking the lady involved what’s a shorter him some money and this is what I said him off I’m not understanding why the police haven’t looked into both sides of this it’s a terrible thing but that’s the way the law works like I said I’ve known his family I missed your Montero his whole life

  1. Good hopefully this piece of burnt shit gets the max sentence.. He is a very bad person.. fort Bragg is a safer place now without this scumbag…

    • You don’t even know him and you’re not supposed to judge people I can see the same thing about you you judgmental piece of shit

  2. Good thing our benevolent overlords have collectively neutered the proletariat, or this nice young man might have been harmed by the victim. Who knows, a weapon with offensive ergonomic features might have even been involved. :O

  3. I call BS. She either had to have been a pissed off ex, or someone who wronged him in some way. None of that sounds like my brother. He might be a little crazy but he isn’t stupid.

  4. AJ Montero is my son right before this BS he was holding down four jobs he’s a good man and a hard worker he’s worldwide known for his tattoos everybody wants his ink in their skin he came in third in the Nationals he’s owned his own tattoo businesses in Chico this woman must have screw him over on an expensive tattoo or even something worse to make my son act like he did he’s got a bit of a temper she must have really wronged him in some way to make him come back at her like that cuz I know my son and he don’t act like I’d sure like to know what she did to him like I said must been really really bad I like to hear her side of it this is a really terrible thing that has happened is 3-year-old son don’t understand it neither do I I know he reacted very badly but not bad enough to go to prison for who knows how many years this woman really had to be screwed up on drugs to cross my son cuz he always said you laid down the ground rules and I’ll play by them he makes it perfectly clear before he gives a tattoo what will happen if the person don’t pay him like I said she must really be screwed up on drugs either that she’s really stupid

  5. Threatening people with chainsaws after unlawfully entering their home then stealing their vehicle doesn’t sound like a “good decision”! If she did something illegal to him why didn’t he just call the police and get it dealt with lawfully? Somebody flipped the script. That’s not how you respond. And yes, as in all booking/arrests/accusations there are always at least 2 sides to the story. And people who don’t know the truth have no place judging the situation. Yet they jump at the opportunity. To their own shame. Is there any true wisdom or truth left on planet earth? Solomon type wisdom? Pray for wisdom, then you can judge. If you’re an actual judge. If you judge without wisdom be careful.

  6. Guilty until proven innocent is the mantra of media juries. I hear “she says he says” but no witness is mentioned.
    Ukiah gives accused less rights than convicted in the Low Gap Inn

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