Article 4. Offenses of California Harbors And Navigation Code >> Division 3. >> Chapter 3. >> Article 4.
Any person who keeps any wrecked property, or its proceeds,
after the salvage and expenses have been agreed to or adjusted, and
the amount paid to him, is punishable by fine not exceeding one
thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding
one year, or both.
(a) A person who takes away any goods from a stranded vessel,
or any goods cast by the sea upon the land, or found in a bay or
creek, or who knowingly has in his or her possession any goods so
taken or found, and does not deliver them to the sheriff of the
county where they were found, or notify him or her of his or her
readiness to do so within 30 days after they have been taken by him
or her or have come into his or her possession, is guilty of a
(b) A person found guilty of a misdemeanor violation of this
section shall be subject to a fine not to exceed one thousand dollars
($1,000) or imprisonment in the county jail not to exceed six
months, or both that fine and imprisonment.