Manhunt for Aaron Bassler Closes Jackson Demonstration State Forest
According to a Press Release from Cal Fire, parts of Jackson Demonstration State Forest will be closed to the public due to a hunt for an armed and dangerous man. Above is a map of the area.
CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit Chief Christopher P. Rowney has announced the closure of the Jackson Demonstration State Forest at Camp One campgrounds as well as the permitted public firewood area as of August 30, 2011. The campground and firewood cutting area closures are due to ongoing law enforcement activities and to ensure public safety as an armed and dangerous male suspect is being sought in the area. Additionally, the public is urged to keep out of the entire Jackson Demonstration State Forest area north of Highway 20 until further notice. CAL FIRE continues to assist the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office with their search. For the latest on the search and suspect information contact the Sheriff’s Office.
Another mugshot of Aaron Bassler from his arrests in Florida. (incorrect)
Meandwhile, KMUD and KZYX are reporting that Mendicino County Sheriff spokesperson Capt. Smallcomb confirmed that Bassler carved bunkers in hillsides and had sniper nests.