Gun Stolen 21 Years Ago Found on 21-Year-Old in Fortuna

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


On December 17, 2015 at approximately 9:50 pm, the Fortuna Police Department communications Center received a call from an anonymous caller reporting that a male subject had just brandished a firearm in a bar located in the 1100 block of Main Street, Fortuna.

Officers responded and upon arrival, observed a subject matching the description provided enter the restroom. Shortly later, the subject exited and when contacted by the officers became uncooperative. Officers detained the subject and upon additional investigation a search of his person was conducted. During the search, officers located a located .38 Caliber Revolver concealed in his front pocket. After a search of the firearms serial number, officers determined that the firearm had been reported stolen in Jacksonville, Florida in 1994.

The subject Zachary Morgan Haggard (age 21 of Fortuna) was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

• 417(a)(1) PC – Exhibiting a firearm
• 496 PC – Possession of Stolen Property
• 25400(a)(2) PC Possession of a Concealed Firearm
• 25850(c)(2) PC Carrying a Loaded Firearm Previously Reported Stolen



  • Another of the red bandana ‘HOGn’ crew – they’ll want to check ballistics on that one against the slugs they pulled out of Casey Campbell’s corpse.

    • You should make a phone call to Fortuna PD.

    • onewhoknowswhatsup

      EPD knows who shot Casey, and the backshooting douches from the clique ur talking about are in humco jail on other charges. It would be Justice to be able to someday tell his sons that the scum that shot their daddy in the back are locked up for the murder… Great idea about testing ballistics, hopefully Cheif Mills will see your idea.

    • Who’s this that was my bf who was murdered u refered to…

  • Is this even a felony? He might not get in that much trouble. Carrying a concealed, stolen firearm and brandishing it in a bar, should be grounds for a good ole ass whipping by the cops.

    • I think it is. Even if the gun wasn’t stolen and he didn’t brandish it in the state of California its against the law to have a gun in a bar ccw permit or not.

  • Unless the gun was stolen from a locked safe, the owner should be charged with a crime.

    • Excuse me, since when is it a law that citizens are at fault for the theft of their own personal property? I don’t care what that property is. Please explain why.

  • Yes, but he was just a baby then….

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