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According to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release, dated Oct. 3, 2012:
On 10/1/12 at about 6:50 A.M., deputies were dispatched to the Mad River Hospital for a reported self-inflicted gunshot victim. The victim, whose name is not being released at this time, is described as a white male, age 30, of Crescent City. The victim initially told deputies he was bear hunting in the Bald Hill’s area of Humboldt County when he accidently discharged his shotgun, striking himself in both legs. With the help of a friend, who was also hunting, the victim was transported to the Bald Hill’s Cal Fire Station on Bald Hills Road and an ambulance responded, transporting him to the hospital. The victims injuries are non-life threatening.

Several hours later, the victim contacted the sheriff’s office a second time and recanted his initial statement. The victim told deputies he works at a marijuana growing operation off Johnson Road and was gone from the site for several days. He returned on the above date and time and entered the grow site where he was confronted by several people. One of the people shot the victim.

On 10/2/12 at about 2:00 P.M., investigator’s responded to the area of the shooting and searched for evidence. Evidence of a marijuana growing operation was located along with evidence supporting some of the victim’s statements. Investigator’s also interviewed several persons of interest in the area. This investigation is still on-going. No arrests have been made. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

News Coordinator, Terri Klemetson, contacted Sgt. Kevin Miller of the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office and gave this report which aired on the KMUD Local News Wed., Oct. 3, 2012.

According to a Press Release from the Trinity County Sheriff's Office, dated Sept. 14, 2012:
On September 7, 2012 officers with the Trinity County Narcotics Task Force, United States Forest Service, CERT Team 1, NSMIT eradicated a clandestine marijuana grow on the National Forest in Trinity County. Approximately 7,300 growing marijuana pants were seized along with approximately 500 pounds of processed marijuana. The cultivation site located was returned to its natural state. All camps, garbage, water lines and any other items located were removed via helicopter. Subjects were located in the marijuana cultivation site and a foot chase ensued. Two Hispanic male adults (Aristeo Ambriz Equihua DOB: 09/03/1951, Livingston, CA and Andres Valenzueua Reyes DOB: 07/14/1982, Mexico), were arrested and charged with:11358 H&S – Plant/Cultivate/Etc Marijuana/Hasish, 11359 H&S – Possess Marijuana/Hashish for sale, 182 PC – Conspiracy to commit crime. Both are being held on $30,000.00 bail.


The photos below show show Aristeo Ambriz Equihua (left) and Andres Valenzueua Reyes (right)

                   

According to a Press Release from the Humboldt County Sheriffs' Office, dated August 9, 2012:
On 08-8-2012, approximately 8:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Response Unit (C.R.U.) served a Humboldt County Superior Court Search Warrant in the Showers Pass area of Humboldt County. While enroute to serve the warrant deputies saw one of the suspects driving on Showers Pass road, near the search warrant location. Deputies stopped the driver, identified as David Collenberg, 30 years old, from Eureka. When speaking with Collenberg, deputies saw a .357 revolver next to the driver’s seat. The revolver was loaded. Deputies were aware Collenberg is a convicted felon and was prohibited from owning a firearm. Collenberg was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm, and carrying a loaded firearm in a vehicle and was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility to be booked on those charges.

Deputies continued driving towards the search warrant location, and saw another person suspected of being involved in the case they were investigating. He was identified as Grady Longacre Jr. 35 years old from McKinleyville. Longacre Jr. was driving an excavator when deputies contacted him. Longacre Jr.had a Winchester Rifle with him on the excavator. Deputies were aware Longacre Jr. was prohibited from owning a firearm. He was arrested for possession of the firearm. Deputies proceeded to the search warrant location where the warrant was served. When deputies arrived they located 961 growing marijuana plants in eight greenhouses on the property, approximately $1,800.00 dollars in US currency, along with 33 pounds of dried and processed marijuana. When deputies searched the residences on the property they located two inoperative diesel powered marijuana grows.

Longacre Jr. was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of marijuana for sale. Collenberg bailed out of jail before deputies could add additional charges of possession of marijuana for sale. Those additional charges will be sought through the Humboldt County District Attorneys Office.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

According to a Press Release from the Humboldt County sheriffs' Office, dated August 8, 2012:
On 08-7-2012, approximately 9:00 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office assisted by Hoopa Tribal Police, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Marshalls Office, California Department of Justice Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, Humboldt County Drug Task Force ( H.C.D.T.F.), Bureau of Land Management( B.L.M. ) and Campaign Against Marijuana Planting ( C.A.M.P. ) eradicated 26,600 marijuana plants ranging from 4-6 feet in height in the Mill Creek drainage in the Hoopa Reservation. Two helicopters were utilized in the eradication. Several loads of garbage were also removed. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.

Shown below- a photo taken at the grow location:

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