POP Arrests Three–Pistol, Heroin, Meth, etc.
Eureka Police Dept. Press Release:
On 04/29/13, detectives from the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) were conducting hotel/motel enforcement in the 1600 block of 4th St. During their investigation, detectives attempted to contact two subjects in a vehicle in the parking lot of this location. As they approached the vehicle, Peter Barrett (age 49), and John Augborne (age 29) attempted to quickly walk away. Both Barrett and Augborne, who are on Parole, were detained.
As a result of the detective’s investigation, Barrett was arrested for being in possession of a loaded .22 caliber pistol, and a Probation/Parole violation. Augborne was arrested for Possession of Heroin, Possession of Methamphetamine, and for outstanding felony warrants. Barrett and Augborne were transported and booked into the Humboldt County Jail.
Barrett and Augborne were determined to be associated with a nearby room at the motel. Detectives investigated and contacted several more Parole/Probationers inside the room. William Abarr (age 28) was cited and released for an outstanding felony warrant. During a search of the room, detectives recovered a large flat screen TV associated with a residential burglary in Eureka the previous weekend. Several other items, believed to be stolen, were booked into evidence for further investigation.
*Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.