A Hayfork couple was arrested and jailed after being caught in the act of breaking into a Weaverville sports business.
According to Sheriff’s Det. Josh Ford, deputies responded to an entry alarm sounding at 130 Golf Course Drive in Weaverville on Nov. 6 at about 5:30 p.m. When authorities arrived, they found Derek Godwin, 30, and Brandi Braunstein, 36, inside a storage shed at the golf course’s pro shop. Det. Ford said it’s suspected the two were attempting to steal fuel, as they were in possession of hose sections that had been cut nearby.
Deputies were able to review surveillance video footage of the two breaking the lock and entering the shed. Det. Ford said Godwin was found to be on parole for a burglary conviction. They were reported to be in possession of 56.8 grams of methamphetamine at the time. While prices vary, it’s estimated that the street value of the meth could range from $2,000 to $5,000.
Godwin was arrested for burglary, vandalism, possession of a controlled substance, receiving stolen property and conspiring to commit a crime. Braunstein was arrested for vandalism, possession of narcotics, possession of paraphernalia, burglary, conspiring to commit a crime, possession for sale and receiving stolen property.
Both were taken to county jail and Godwin was denied bail due to the parole violation. According to Jail personnel, her bail is set at $75,000, but she has a pending arrest warrant from Humboldt County.
According to their Facebook pages, Braunstein and Godwin were married in October.