Shots fired at Union Street House Yesterday Lead EPD to Indoor Grow, Counterfeit Bills, and More
This is a press release from the Eureka 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 July 27, 2016, at about 12:25 p.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to a residence on the 1600 block of Union Street for the report of shots fired. Multiple callers reported that a shot was fired and the suspect fled in a silver sedan.
Upon arrival, it was determined that a shot was fired into the front porch after a verbal dispute and there were no injuries. Officers set up a perimeter and called out the occupants from the house. 3 adults, 1 male and two females, and two children came out. The male resident, Joshua Buchanan, 29 of Eureka, was found to be on searchable probation.
Officers and detectives conducted a search of the home and located three firearms, a small marijuana grow, a large amount of counterfeit bills, heroin, and body armor. One of the three firearms, a loaded handgun, was confirmed stolen out of Arcata.
Buchanan was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for, possession of stolen property, possession of a controlled substance, cultivating marijuana, possession of marijuana for sale, and possession of concentrated cannabis.
Based on the investigation, it appears the suspect who shot into the ground is a roommate of Buchanan. The suspect’s identity is being held pending a warrant or arrest. This incident is being investigated as a negligent discharge of a firearm.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4060.
Below are two videos. The first taken by a neighbor that shows the woman and two children being taken from the home. The second is an interview with Capt. Steve Watson. He is speaking right after the incident yesterday.