CRESCENT CITY, Calif.—The chief probation officer in California's northernmost county has been arrested on charges that he allegedly embezzled $800 from a local law enforcement group.

The Times-Standard of Eureka reports ( http://bit.ly/Q2IaLc) that Thomas Crowell surrendered to Del Norte County law enforcement officials Thursday after a $10,000 warrant was issued for his arrest.

Prosecutors in neighboring Humboldt County started investigating the 46-year-old Crowell in September after the money went missing from the account of Law Enforcement Administrators of Del Norte.

Del Norte officials asked their Humboldt counterparts to handle the investigation because Del Norte's law enforcement agencies are members of the group.

Mike Hislop, an investigator with the Humboldt DA's office, says Crowell was the organization's treasurer.

The Associated Press could not locate a residential telephone number for Crowell and his work number was not accepting messages.