Alleged California killer arrested by York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office

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York-Poquoson police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)
York-Poquoson police cruiser (Andrew Harris/WYDaily)

A man wanted for murder has been arrested by the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office.

Frederick Gaestel, a suspect wanted for murder in Mendocino County, Calif., was captured Friday morning, YPSO said in a release. 

At approximately midnight Friday, the YPSO received a tip that Gaestel was staying at a vacant house on the 1200 block of Oriana Road in York County, near Harwoods Mill Reservoir.

Deputies and the Emergency Response Team created a perimeter around the residence.  Gaestel reportedly surrendered without incident.

YPSO reported that Mendocino County detectives have been notified.

This article may be updated as more information is released by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.