Four POPped for Possession and Warrants

Dennis Michael Burriesci

Eureka Police Dept. Press Release:

On 03/05/2013, detectives from the Eureka Police Department’s Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) were conducting narcotics enforcement in the 1100 block of 5th St in Eureka. During their investigation,

Dennis Burriesci (age 45) was contacted in the parking lot of a motel at this location.

Burriesci led the detectives back to his room, where three other subjects were contacted. As a result of the investigation, Burriesci was arrested for Possession of Heroin (9 grams) and Probation Violations. Thomas Applewhite (age 18) was arrested for Possession of Heroin (3 grams), Illegal Possession of Prescription Medication, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Marijuana. Michael Plowright (age 49), and Brandy Tritchler (age 31) were both arrested for outstanding warrants.

All four subjects were transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for the above listed charges.

*Anyone with information concerning suspected drug activity, or other nuisances occurring in the City of Eureka is encouraged to call the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at (707) 441-4373.  


Thomas Dale Applewhite

Michael Douglas Plowright

Brandy Rose Tritchler


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