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Desperados, Deviants, and Dangerous Drivers

 

Wicked Evildoers Carry On

 

Skippy Massey
Humboldt Sentinel

 

It’s been one long week. 

Let’s just jump into it and call it a weekend, shan’t we?

 

Crossed Lines of Communication

On Tuesday, June 25, at 9 in the morning, detectives from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Eureka Police Department, served a search warrant on a residence in the 600 block of 16th Street in Eureka.

The residence was believed to have been the primary residence of Logan Corey Bremer, age 30.

Bremer is considered to be a person of interest– a potential witness– in the Dinsmore attempted homicide investigation occurring on June 11.  Bremer hasn’t been arrested in relation to this investigation.

Bremer was not at the residence at the time of search warrant service because he was in custody at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility.  That was for an arrest already made by the Eureka Police Department on suspicion of a vehicle pursuit and parole violation happening earlier in the day.

Technology is good when it works.  Tin cans on a string also work.  The lines of communicative cooperation apparently got crossed with the right hand not knowing what the left hand was doing on the matter until it got straightened out.

In the end, the HCSO got their man for questioning.  It happens.

Anyone with any information regarding this shooting investigation is asked to telephone Detective Franco at 707-268-3644 or the tip line at 707268-2539, the HCSO said.

 

For Pete’s Sake, Slow Down on Highway 36!

A 20-year-old Eureka man died and three others were injured on Wednesday night after the vehicle they were riding in struck a tree west of Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Chase Adams, the car was traveling westbound on U.S. Route 36 at about 10 p.m. when, for unknown reasons, the driver swerved out of the northbound lane. 

As the driver attempted to correct his position the car traveled off the southbound edge of the roadway, striking a tree.

A 20-year-old passenger was killed and an 18-year-old male passenger was transported to Redwood Memorial with major injuries.   The 23-year-old male driver and a third passenger, a 45-year-old female, were transported to Redwood Memorial with minor to moderate injuries.

The names of those involved in the accident, including the man fatally injured, are not being released at this time, Adams said.

Based on a preliminary investigation, alcohol and drugs are not believed to have been a factor and the accident is still under investigation.

UPDATE:  The California Highway Patrol has identified the Eureka man killed in a vehicle accident on Wednesday night as 20-year-old Ma Lee.

The driver, 22-year-old Toua Lee, and passengers 18-year-old Yee Lee and 45-year-old Yer Thoa, suffered moderate to major injuries and were transported to St. Joseph Hospital in Eureka.  The involved vehicle was a 2003 Honda Accord.

 

Really, Slow Down on Highway 36– and Don’t Drink and Drive!

A 62-year-old man who crashed a motorhome into a redwood tree on State Route 36, east of the Grizzly Creek Redwoods State Park entrance, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, California Highway Patrol officials said.

The impact caused a propane tank on the motorhome to leak, leading to the road’s closure for over an hour, officials said.  It was quite a mess until it got cleaned up.

The CHP reported that John Frederick Norcom of
Coos Bay, Ore., was booked into the Humboldt County
jail on suspicion of DUI.

 

Greedy Growing Pains in the National Forest, Arcatan Busted

An Arcata man was arrested after law enforcement found 182 marijuana plants and significant resource damage in the Six Rivers National Forest.

On June 18, officers from the Trinity County Narcotics Task Force, United States Forest Service and California Highway Patrol walked into a marijuana cultivation site in the Six Rivers National Forest after receiving information that people had been stealing water from the water source that feeds Salyer, according to a Trinity County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Upon entering the site, officers noticed an area of the national forest had been clear cut.  On one side, they saw marijuana growing in pots that were being prepped for being planted in planter boxes.  Trees from the National Forest were cut down to construct the boxes.

When officers made their way through the clear cut, they found a tent.  While approaching the tent, they heard a dog barking.  Officers announced their presence and demanded anyone inside the tent make themselves visible.

A few seconds later, a pitbull mix dog was let out of the tent, according to the release.  The dog was aggressive, quickly approached officers, and bit an officer’s K9 in the face, the release said.

When the dogs were separated, the dog tried to attack the officers.  An officer then shot the pitbull with a rifle, the release said.

After repeated requests for the suspects to come out of the tent, officers cut holes inside of the tent.  They found two men inside along with a loaded pistol in reach of both, according to the release.

Both Samuel Barton, of Arcata, and Samuel Barton, of Redding, were arrested on suspicion of marijuana for sale, conspiracy to commit a crime, being armed while possessing a firearm and destruction of forest lands.  

Mr. Brown was also arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a firearm and was on supervised release out of Shasta County as a result of prison realignment bill AB 109.

Barton and Brown were taken to the Trinity County jail.   Mr. Barton is being held on $265,000 bail and Brown on a $350,000 bail.

Officers are still investigating the environmental impact.

 

Missing Child Snatched by Parent in Arcata

On June 17, the Arcata Police Department received a report of an overdue child.

The child, three-year-old Zion Merritt, had been visiting for the day with his non-custodial father, Ramin Ahadi, 29.  Merritt’s mother became concerned when Ahadi did not return with their child and didn’t respond to phone calls.

Since that time Ahadi has not contacted the child’s mother and his whereabouts are unknown.

Investigators assigned to the case said it’s their belief Ahadi is intentionally concealing the child from his mother.  It’s further believed Ahadi may have left the state and could possibly be on his way to Montana or Oregon.

Mr. Ahadi is described as an Indian male adult, 6’1”, with a thin build, brown hair and eyes.  He was last known to drive a gold 1998 Saturn station wagon with a California plate of #5DDJ221.

The child, Zion Merritt, is described as a white male juvenile of three years, 3′ tall, weighing 40 pounds and with brown hair and eyes.

Anyone with information on Mr. Ahadi’s whereabouts are asked to call the Arcata Police Department at 707-822-2428.

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TGIF.   We hope crime takes a nap for the weekend.  Better yet, take a long slumber for the summer.

 

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