Maid Discovers Trespassing, Firearm-Toting, Sleeping Felon at Bear River Casino

Here’s more details on this story from yesterday in 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:

201600065 Augborne_280x420_thumbOn Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bear River Casino stating there was an unidentified male trespassing in one of their hotel rooms. A maid discovered the male asleep with a firearm lying next to him. Deputies, along with California Highway Patrol Officers, entered the hotel room undetected and secured the loaded firearm. Deputies identified the subject as 41 year old John Augborne, from Oakland. Augborne was found to be in possession of a nearly one ounce of heroin, a small amount of methamphetamine. It was discovered that Augborne had outstanding felony warrants, including a “parolee at large” warrant. Augborne was arrested without incident.

Augborne was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance; possession for sale of a controlled substance; being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm; and the outstanding felony warrants.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.201600065 paraphernalia_420x280_thumb



  • Can’t even imagine being in the same room with an ounce of smack.

  • When you get a hotel room and wonder, how dirty is this room? Think of this incident. Lmao

  • Back To Oakland!

    2 of those rounds don’t even chamber in that weapon. Can someone explain what he was doing with them?

  • I’d be looking for another gun there’s two different kinds of ammo there looks like 9mm and 357 or 38

  • uuuooohhh !]

  • Lol! Smack! Years ago I had an overzealous AUSA making an argument to a jury about kilos of heroin smuggled on a cruise ship. He picks up one of the packages of evidence and SLAMS it down on the table and, with the zeal of a Baptist Preacher in the throes of religion, yells THERE’S ONE KILO! And proceeds to grab the next one (out of seven) and does the same thing THERE’S TWO KILOS!. With each SLAM, a faint, but visible whisp of powder puffed out of each package. I had to interrupt the sermon to inject: “your honor . . . I’m not interested in inhaling the evidence . . .” Judge’s eyes were bugging out, powder all over the table and court had to be recessed so the Marshals could clean up the mess. Sorry. Back to our originally scheduled programming.

  • Now this is one of those black & white stories folks should jump on. Nothing about how he ‘should know better’ or about how he could of killed someone, comments here. Or how hes not even from here & is strickly in our county to sell this crap to locals! Great job to the employees of Bear River!

  • since when did lamar odom move here.

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