Marijuana and AR-15 Located During Vehicle Investigation

This is a press release from the Eureka Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and the individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

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On 12/16/15 at about 11:15 p.m., an Officer with the Eureka Police Department made contact with a parked Dodge pickup and its two occupants in the overflow parking lot north of the Bayshore Mall. During the contact, Maggie the drug detection K9, alerted to the odor of controlled substances.

Officers detained the two male occupants and conducted a lawful search of the vehicle. Under the hood, Officers located a loaded AR-15 rifle, loaded high capacity magazines, and additional ammunition. A small amount of Marijuana was found inside the vehicle.

The two male occupants were arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Larry Boone (42) and Jordan Kowitz-Bennet (22) both of the Sacramento area, were booked for possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, possession of an assault weapon, and transport of an assault weapon. Boone had an additional charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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26 comments

  • Home invasion anyone?

    • Cop invasion?

      Story sounds Fake, doesn’t make sense.

      Prior run in with 9550 occupation?

      To change things they ALL need to be fired and replaced.

      Union crap they hide behind, ostracized is the future.

      • Dude why defend these creeps?
        Shouldn’t you be wondering if they drove a toyota lmao
        Good dog Maggie!

      • What they drive a dodge so they can’t be terrorist? One of the criminals was even a felon, driving a Dodge that had an AR15 under the hood. They even had fake badges, probably to commit acts of terrorism.

  • AR-15? WTF? How have we come to this? What? Why? Where did the LOVE go? I am so sick of these revelations… af

    • What’s wrong with the Ar-15? It’s probably the most common rifle in the U.S. and it doesn’t do anything different than any other semi automatic magazine fed rifle. Although the way they had it configured is illegal in Ca, and it’s good they were caught.
      And love is inside of us, and all around us. The Ar-15 doesn’t represent hate or love it’s just a hunk of metal. I own several Ar-15’s and I love animals, I love people for the most part, I love the trees and the sound of the wind blowing through them. I meditate and even do yoga once n a while. Hate/evil lies within the person, not the object.

  • Ammo under the hood just sounds like a bad time. Not the sharpest tools in the shed. People who live around here also know that empty parking lot near the mall is bad news. They were pretty much sitting ducks.

  • Yup. They are all over the place around here. Thank you, Paul Gallegos!

  • A tent invasion at the Devil’s Playground?

    • Get a life dog.look for some real criminals.

      • I know, a friggin rifle, semi automatic at that.

        Why do communists demand on capturing and demeaning anyone with a rifle.

        Heck, they even have some evil wolf steel case ammo that will expand in the chamber to force the need with a pushrod to remove the junk ammo.

        Not a very pro set up, cheap ammo and all….

        • I’ve shot over 5 thousand rounds of wolf or tulammo ammo over the last couple of years,through mini 14, ar-15,kel-tek and a bolt action ruger without a signal miss feed or jam or dud. I just don’t understand why wolf has such a bad rep.;-)

  • Discruntled STAR WARS fans? Hans, Luke is that you? “Dangerous SPACE Invaders”!

  • The police may have staved off an impending killing or shooting spree. We ought to be thankful here. Law abiding gun owners don’t hide their weapon under the hood of their truck.

  • Can’t you buy a AR15 at redwood marine ya it’s just a semi auto rifle not sticking up for them just saying seems like to me the cops rousted them and then searched them I don’t know if they’re both on probation or not but I would have told the cop hell no, but dog got them , so they were screwed all around ,and there was the probable cause for search

    • Probable cause is very easy for them to find. All they have to say is they smell marijuana. Then they conduct a search. If there isn’t marijuana but they find something else they can charge you with it doesn’t really matter what the probable cause was. If they find nothing..well then it’s never reported and you most likely get a citation and drive away.

      A lot of businesses sell that style rifle. But the high capacity magazines they were in possession of are illegal in california. One of them is a convicted felon, which means they can’t ever possess a firearm or ammunition. Which explains why it was hidden.

  • loaded AR found with two dudes in the far bayshore mall parking lot?? Well, glad whatever was about to happen didn’t…Good job EPD.

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