Two Arrested for Attempted Murder

 Press release from the Arcata Police. Please remember that all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty.

On 7/29/16 at about 2:12 AM Officers responded to the 1700 block of Stewart Ave for multiple reports of shots fired in the area. Officers from the Arcata Police Department responded and located a residence with multiple bullet holes through a window and the front siding of the house.  Shell casings were also found in the roadway near the residence.  The residents inside the home were contacted and were uninjured.

The vehicle was described as a dark colored four-door sedan possibly occupied by two subjects.

At about 3:11 AM, an Arcata Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that had been seen while officers were responding to the initial call that was similar to the description of the suspect vehicle.  During the traffic stop, the officer noticed a rifle in the back seat.

Officers detained the two occupants that were inside the vehicle.

During a search of the vehicle, two firearms were located that were consistent with the casings found on scene.  Additional evidence was located inside the vehicle that tied the two occupants to the shootingBenjamin Heidmann.

Benjamin Isaia HEIDMANN age 18 from Arcata was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail for 664/187 PC – Attempted Murder, 245(a)(2) PC – Assault With a Firearm, 246 PC – Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, 12022.2(b) PC – Wearing Body Armor While in the Commission of a Felony, 11377(a) H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine, 11364(a) H&S Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 182(a) PC – Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, 11370.1 PC – Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of Drugs, and 185 PC – Use of a Mask Committing a Crime.

Konnor WrightKonnor Lee WRIGHT age 22 from McKinleyville was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Jail for 664/187 PC – Attempted Murder, 245(a)(2) PC- Assault With a Firearm, 246 PC – Shooting into an Occupied Dwelling, 12022.2(b) PC – Wearing Body Armor While in the Commission of a Felony, 11377(a) H&S – Possession of Methamphetamine, 11364(a) H&S Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 182(a) PC – Conspiracy to Commit a Crime, 11370.1 PC – Possession of a Firearm While in Possession of Drugs, and 185 PC – Use of a Mask Committing a Crime .

The investigation is ongoing.  Anybody who witnessed the incident is urged to contact the Arcata Police Department.

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