Stolen Property, Shotgun and Marijuana

201601502 3_420x280_thumbThis 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:

201601502 Price_280x420_thumbOn Thursday, March 24, 2016, Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs were conducting follow up on several burglaries in the Hoopa and Willow Creek areas. Deputies were following leads which led them to a gray 4-door Dodge Intrepid. Deputies located the vehicle on HWY 96, near Hostler Field Housing in Hoopa. The vehicle was occupied by 23 year old Roman Jay Price. When Price exited the vehicle a loaded short barreled 12 gauge shotgun was on the driver seat. Price is on felony probation with a search clause. Deputies searched the vehicle and Price. Stolen property from two recent burglaries in the Willow Creek and Hoopa area was located in the vehicle, along with a small amount of marijuana. The stolen property was returned to the owners.

Price was arrested and taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for being a felon in possession of a loaded firearm in a public place, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, violation of probation, and possession of marijuana. His bail was set at $50,000.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.



  • It seems like everyone getting in trouble these days are drug addicts.At least they look strung out in the mug shot

    • I was thinking the same thing! I wish instead of just incarcerating them we could rehabilitate them, work on the root cause of their addiction and teach them skills they could use to have a legit income when they got out! That’d be very cool and help the crime rates for sure!

      • Yeah, rehabilitate them with a year of hard labor. Let them learn what if feels like to work for something for once in their life. Maybe then they might gain some insight into what those of us that work for our things feel like.


        So put your money where your mouth is and you go ahead and pay for this yourself[edit]!

  • I agree with Mike. Who cares about the marijuana, but where did he get the guns? And how did he get them if he’s already a felon?! Somebody taught him how to steal, instead of working for a living. Another felon? His mother? His father? Addiction starts at home, at an early age. So instead of teaching felons new skills, let them suffer the punishment of working, for no $$$$!

  • totally agree I’m so saddened by seeing the constant cycle of the drug addicts they need to get busted once the first time out the gate and sent to rehab and then forced to work to pay off the rehab bill for the county under contract or something like that it doesn’t help to put them in prison and making better criminals because then it just churns faster and turns out more skilled criminals in the end.

    • No no no. That would be cruel and unusual punishment. Now can’t have them going through that as well, can we? It just wouldn’t be fair to them…lol, I can’t even write that with a straight face

  • OK Shaggy! What did you do with Scooby doo?

  • The real story is, where the shotgun came from.

  • First and foremost you peeps on here ain’t nothing better to do then to cast judgement on someone without knowing the whole story yeah he’s a felon on probation so what who cares where he got the gun and who’s said anything about drugs this is my nephew and none of you know anything about him or his family so it’s in my opinion that you all are discriminating due to the fact that he comes from the Rez my nephew might not make the best disions but he’s a good kid and none of us know who what and why. So keep your speculating to ur selfs lames ….

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