Two of Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Captured
Two more people on Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted poster have been arrested. When asked about the people on the most wanted posters sometimes only having drug related offenses, Sgt. Jesse Taylor of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office said, “I too had to think long and hard about who to put on there and knew there would be a belief that HCSO was putting these people on display. To my defense, everyone who makes the poster is being investigated for other criminal conduct. It may say they are wanted for drugs but there is always much more to the story.”
Press release provided by the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:
On 11-19-2015, at approximately 9:10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip for one of the fugitive listed on the “Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster”. The tipster reported that Gretchen Brooks (age 38) was seen walking in the 900 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville.
Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Garberville Station responded to the area. Deputies were able to locate Brooks and took her into custody without incident.
On 11-21-2015, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were following up on a tip where an anonymous caller reported seeing Dennis Hicks (age 37) driving a green SUV type vehicle in the Miranda area. Deputies located the vehicle parked near a residence in the 10 0block of Gibney Road, Miranda. Deputies located Hicks on the property and took him into custody without incident.
Both Hicks and Brooks were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked for various warrants.
These arrests were based solely on information provided by anonymous tips.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding the whereabouts of fugitives listed on the wanted poster, or related criminal activity, is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Garberville Station at 707-923-2761.