Sheriff’s Sweep Snags Six (Including Manhunt Monday’s Duane Bowie)

This is 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:

On Monday, October 17th, 2016, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) Deputies conducted a crime suppression sweep at various locations throughout the county where there have been repeated calls for service and/or complaints from neighbors about suspected drug/criminal activity. The following arrests were made during the sweep:

At a residence in the 3100 block of 18thStreet in Eureka, Deputies located and arrested 37 year old Eureka resident Seth Mallo for violation of Mandatory Supervision Felony Probation.

Seth Mallo

Seth Mallo

At a residence in the 1600 block of John Hill Road in Eureka, Deputies located and arrested 28 year old Eureka resident Jacklyn Vejraska for an outstanding warrant,

Jacklyn Vejraska

Jacklyn Vejraska

and 30 year old Eureka resident Brandon Duncan for possession of approximately 5.2 grams of suspected heroin.

Brad Duncan

Brandon Duncan

At a residence in the 2300 block of Jersey Street in Eureka, Deputies located and arrested 51 year old Eureka resident Preston Snider for an outstanding warrant. During a search incident to arrest, Preston was found to be in possession of 2.9 grams of suspected methamphetamine.

Preston Snider

Preston Snider

At a residence in the 3100 block of Church Street in Fortuna, Deputies located and arrested 44 year old Loleta resident Duane Bowie for multiple outstanding warrants and resisting arrest,

Duane Bowie

Duane Bowie

and 32 year old Hydesville resident Michael Wentworth Jr. for outstanding warrants.

Michael Wentworth

Michael Wentworth, Jr.

Anyone with information regarding suspected drug and/or criminal activity occurring in their neighborhood is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.



  • Yee haw,let’s keep this crime suppression sweeps going.i don’t care what you call it,just keep going.thank you.the more you nab,the better Eureka!!!sweet

  • Honeydew Bridge Chump

    Looks like small pox is making a comeback!

    I guess don’t take any blankets from federal workers?

  • This is certainly better then nothing,but aren’t there bigger Fish to fry?

    • sharpen your pencil

      I think the hope is that the small fish need a fix, and will rat out a dealer in order to get back on the streets…

      • yeah but when a person with a scraper bag gets two to 3 years in prop 36 and a dealer caught with a pound of meth ,scales, baggies,pipes and needles only spends 8 months in jail no probation no program I think we need to change this

  • J. Worthingham Fatback

    Michael looks like he’s been bobbing for darts. Wonderful for your skin, meth is!

  • Michael Wontworth should be kept in isolation, till he is free of what appears to be Smallpox. Sad.. Hope he finds Hope . Some bodys child? bother ? grandson? uncle? farter? No safety net. Fell off the crankey wire.WWWWHHHHOOOOPPPPSSIIIEEEIII.

  • Drug abuse shows on most of these criminals.just sad.when I was in my 20’s I got hooked on crank to lose weight,ya i lost weight alright.year later I said I can’t live this way.i was done with it took me six months to get it out of my system,but I did it.those friends had to go.i changed everything.that was 40 years ago Never touched it again,NEVER LOOKED a much happier and blessed person.anyone can do it,you just want it bad enough

  • Dang Seth, sad you turned out like this..

  • Pick-n-pox is contagious I see…. it’s called ” dope ” for a reason.

  • Sad looking bunch. Maybe they are getting tired of “that life” enough to get out. Glad they are off the streets. Just sad!

    • sharpen your pencil

      Brandon used to be a good guy, the look on his face says, “damn I need to fix my life” or “they caught me”. I’m hoping it’s the first one…

  • Really?! Thousands of pounds being transported and processed everywhere and they are out searching for people w/ outstanding warrants on misdemeanors? While huge armed mega-grows have hijacked our county?!

    • And what just let these fucks keep ruining the town? Good job hcsd everyone bitches that they are out busting pot instead of hard drugs and here they are busting the hard druggies and you are whining about pot lol

    • sharpen your pencil

      Did you read the article [edit]? Seriously……. [edit]! “Conducting crime sweeps in areas where numerous calls or complaints have been made……….” What’s your real problem here? I got it, reading comprehension! Good job HCSO!!!!!!

  • Great new mugshot cam

  • I don’t think the sheriff busted any mega grows they are so worthless they are a crime .

    • I heartily agree it seems the HCSO is either bought off or is afraid of these MEGA Growers from WTF ever damned country they are from!!! They operate in plain sight threatening their neighbors stealing water etc but still NO BUSTS!!!! WTF OVER???!!!!!

  • Jimmy you look emaciated least in jail you get three meals and a cot

    • Unless you trade them for drugs, probably a rumor but I have always heard drugs are even easier to obtain in jail than the streets but at an inflated price of course

  • I glad someone agrees .next year is gonna be worse because the hcso is worthless and scared of the cartels get away with it year after year I hope downey reads this .

  • They all look as though a case of chicken pox broke out in their drug den.

  • Kym,

    What is your policy on removal of posts?

  • We need to invent a gas or bug or something that can destroy all meth and somehow leave everything else alone. Its destroying lives over the entire country and probably other parts of the globe by now. Imagine if we actually put real monies toward eradicating it?

  • All our police does is arrest druggies try arresting the people that make the mr white

  • Wentworth Jr. have a bad case of chicken pox’s ?

  • Folks like these are getting to be fairly representative of our local population. Is American society screwed up, or what?

    Would a greater supply of free mental health clinics help?

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