[UPDATE 5:30 p.m.] New Deputy Duo’s in Town; Wanted Folks Beware!
Another member of Southern Humboldt’s Most wanted was picked up in Alderpoint today, confirmed Sgt. Jesse Taylor of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s office. A new deputy duo that is focusing on capturing individuals wanted for warrants arrested Chase Ganey.
Ganey, who was wanted for multiple warrants, made an attempt to escape the two officers.
“He ended up pulling down a dead end driveway and surrendered without incident,” Taylor said. He said, the wanted man had a substance on him that is suspected meth.
Taylor said the new deputy duo was responsible last week for the arrest of Jason East and Rose Cooper both of whom were or had been on the most wanted list.
Another man with warrants, Michael Minnehan, was also picked up in Alderpoint by the two deputies today.
UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On 04-27-2016, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Sheriff Deputies with the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office conducted surveillance on a residence in the 400 block of Par Avenue, Redway. Deputies were attempting to locate Jason Lloyd East (age 44) who was recently featured on the Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster. East was wanted for felony warrants that included charges of kidnapping and domestic violence.
Deputies located East driving a vehicle on Redway Drive near Moss Avenue. East briefly attempted to elude Deputies but surrendered without incident. East was placed under arrest for his outstanding felony warrants. The passenger in East’s vehicle, Rose Marie Cooper (age 34), who was previously featured on the Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster, was also placed under arrest for outstanding narcotics warrants.
On 05-04-2016, at approximately 12:00 p.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were in the Alderpoint and Rancho Sequoia areas following up on tips regarding outstanding wanted poster fugitive, Chase Lee Ganey (age 24). An anonymous tip led Deputies to a residence in the 100 block of 6th Street, Alderpoint. Deputies were able to locate Ganey and took him into custody without incident. Deputies searched Ganey incident to his arrest and located approximately 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine on his person. Another Alderpoint resident, Michael Douglas Minnehan (age 54), was also located and placed under arrest for misdemeanor warrants.
Thanks in large part to Measure Z funds, staffing of the Sheriff’s Office Garberville Station has increased significantly. Sheriff’s Deputies will continue to place a high priority on community led tips and wanted fugitives will be pursued.
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.