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APD Arrests Locked and Loaded Crazy Man

 

Firearms and Drugs Simply Don’t Mix

 

Staff Report
Humboldt Sentinel

 

In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 17, Arcata Police officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of West End Road to investigate a report of a male subject standing in the reporting party’s driveway with a
flashlight and a rifle, an APD release reported.

The male subject, a stranger to the reporting party, watched her as she drove up to her driveway.  Frightened, the reporting party drove away and called police.  She was not injured.

Officers contacted the male walking on West End Road approximately 3 minutes later.

He was identified as John Paul McDonald, age 49,of Arcata.  He was found in possession of a fully loaded–and also stolen– rifle.

Mr. McDonald made statements leading officers to believe he was under the influence of drugs.  He does not currently live on or near West End Road, according to his California ID.

Mr. McDonald was arrested without incident and booked into the Humboldt County Jail for:
  • P.C. 25850(a)-Possession of a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place
  • P.C. 496-Possession of Stolen Property

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Whew.  That was a close one.  Everyone survived.  We’re glad he didn’t get off a shot, making a bad situation turn terribly for the worse.

Please remind us to drop by some donuts to APD for a job well done.  Oh, that’s right, it’s Arcata.  Croissants, then.  Whole grain and organic, of course.

(Posted by Skippy Massey)

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