Multiple Weapons Located During Traffic Stop, Says Fortuna Police

This is a press release from the Fortuna Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:

WeaponsOn March 16th, 2017  2:30 pm, Fortuna Police Department officer performed a traffic stop on a vehicle on 12th Street near Dinsmore Drive for a traffic violation. While officers were speaking with the driver, they observed what appeared to be the stock of a firearm sticking out from the back seat area. The firearm was partially concealed by other items in the rear seat.

During a search of the vehicle, officers located a loaded, 12 gauge pump shotgun which had been modified to have a short barrel and pistol grip stock, 1 pair of metal knuckles, also referred to as “Brass Knuckles”, a pair of homemade nunchaku, and 13.9 grams of methamphetamine.

The driver, 28 year old Jeffery Westley of Hemitt, California, was arrested and booked into Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges;

33215 PC- Poss. Short barreled shotgun
25850(a) PC- Poss. Loaded firearm within a vehicle
22010 PC- Poss. Nunchaku
21810 PC- Poss. Metal knuckles
11377(a) H&S- Poss. Controlled substance. 

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16 comments

  • A man from hemett was up no good .Now the tweekers theives are from out of town now .

  • These things are considered normal driving “accessories” in Hemitt. They don’t go anywhere without ’em.

  • Okay Fortuna pd nice work. Now work on getting the windshield shooters between 12th and Palmer blvd exits, or CHP but get em!!!!

  • And you guys seem to wonder why all the police officers around this area are not easy going and ready to repair your car for you. It must be a damn stressful job thinking ever person you pull over for a traffic violation, has the potential to have a weapon and could blow your head off.

    So these punks get all amped up on their Meth and go cruising around looking for someone to give them some shit, so they can have a confrontation and then shoot someone. What a life! I can’t believe this is where we’re headed. I hope eventually we will have enough money for even more police officers so the word will get out that Fortuna and Humboldt county isn’t a haven for all these thugs and criminals.

    Keep your eyes and ears open and become aware of your surroundings. You are one of the first line of defenses in your neighborhood and town. If you see something strange and illegal going down, give the local police a call. Don’t be afraid to get involved, it just might save your Life!

    We also as citizens have to update/upgrade our courts with people and judges that will enforce our laws and get away from the current catch and release system!

  • Why is it that meth heads always have to have weapons with them at all times? Is it the unstoppable paranoia? Or is it just because of their bad breath?

    • Scooter, thanks for trying to find a little humor in all of this. It was a good laugh!
      Actually, the meth heads have bad breath because they are dying inside.

  • Hemitt is a town in so. Cal. full of sienior citizens. His GP’s Probably got sick of him and finally through him out.

  • Amimissingsomething

    Hemit is a town next to Bakerfield and has more speed than the cartel

    • Wrong…………out near the Riverside area east of LA. Have friends past there. “You ARE missing something” Get a map !!

      • And its spelled Hemet. Not one person here got it right, in the first 10 posts or so….its in Riverside County, right next to San Jacinto..

  • Hemet is a town East of Riverside, South of San Bernardino and 1 mile south of San Jacinto, which is divided by a huge cemetery. I believe it is huge because of Hemet being a retirement town. It is not by Bakersfield.

  • Hemet is a city in the San Jacinto Valley in Riverside County, California, United States. It covers a total area of 27.8 square miles, about half of the valley, which it shares with the neighboring city of San Jacinto. been there and it’s a grim, interior SoCal nightmare.

  • Thank you to all of you that googled, and posted all of this very pertinent information…I’ll sleep better tonight.

    • Can also be a geography lesson for some, so they don’t go to Bakersfield to visit friends in Hemet, Hemit, Himit, Hemitt, Hemmitt or ? 🙂

  • Y’all forgot to mention the massive Scientology compound in Hemet.

  • Scientology bounty hunters looking for runners.

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