Stolen Firearms Recovered During Arrest in Redway
This is a press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
On 12-15-2015, at approximately 12:45 p.m., a Sheriff’s Deputy assigned to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Garberville Station was patrolling in the 500 block of Par Avenue, Redway.
The Deputy was paying particular attention to a well-known drug house when he located a suspicious person, later identified as Christopher Gould (age 40), standing on the front porch. Gould observed the Deputy and quickly fled on foot towards the rear of the residence. The Deputy called for additional assistance and maintained a cover position on the perimeter of the residence. A short time later additional Deputies arrived on scene and began checking the property.
Deputies were able to locate personal items, such as a cellular phone and a hypodermic needle, along a fence line that surrounded the property. Deputies continued their search and located Gould hiding in very thick brush along this same fence line. Deputies were able to detain Gould and continued their investigation.
Approximately five feet from where Gould was hiding, Deputies located a nylon holster and two firearms that were buried under a pile of leaves. Deputies later learned these firearms were reported stolen from the Pacific Outfitters in Eureka on 08-08-2015 (Eureka Police Department case# 3C15-6147). Deputies also learned that Gould has a felony warrant for violating his Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) terms.
Gould was placed under arrest for possession of stolen firearms, felon in possession of a firearm, felon in possession of ammunition, felon in possession of a stun gun (which was found on Gould’s person), and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Gould was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked on his PRCS warrant and the above charges. At this time Gould is ineligible for bail.
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 Sheriff’s Office Garberville Station at 707-923-2761.