[UPDATE 4:32 p.m.] Woman With Gun in Hoopa Area

Breaking news graphicAt 10:57 a.m., the report of a woman screaming, “Help, he has a gun” sent a Hoopa Tribal Police officer to Little Moon Lane. According to a report from an officer over the scanner, when the Tribal Officer arrived on the scene, he saw a woman with a gun standing on a porch.

According to the report, the woman said something derogatory to the Tribal officer. “So he scurried out of the area,” said the reporting officer.

As of 11:30 a.m., the dispatcher has been asked to send a reverse 911 call to residents of the area asking them to shelter in place. [see below for more information.]

Officers are setting up a perimeter near Telescope Peak Road and South Shoemaker Road.

UPDATE 11:56 a.m.: Here is the audio of the scanner traffic.

UPDATE 12:11 p.m.: According to Stacy Hanson speaking for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office, the situation is still evolving. There has been no reverse 911 call at this point and no roads have currently been closed. The incident, she said, is occurring off of Hwy 96.

UPDATE 12:38 p.m.: According to scanner traffic, Little Moon Road is closed between Hwy 96 and Shoemaker Road.

UPDATE 12:48 p.m.: The brother of the suspect states he will secure the firearm.

UPDATE 1:08 p.m.: At this point, the woman has been detained, reports Stacy Hanson Public Information Officer for the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department.

UPDATE 4:32 p.m.: Click this for the latest update: Woman Alleged to Have Pointed Rifle at Hoopa Tribal Officer Today Detained on a Mental Health Evaluation



  • She made a derogatory comment so the officer left? WTF? That does not sound right.

  • Janie’s got a gun
    Janie’s got a gun
    Her dog day’s just begun
    Now everybody is on the run

    I hope that she gets help

  • Very confusing report. “He’s got a gun”
    Woman with gun.
    Tribal police LEAVES?

  • No surprise Humboldt County and tribal all went scurrying they say it’s not worth their lives… and tell you don’t call them anymore when you ask how come they don’t do their jobs

    • How the hell do you turn “the woman said something derogatory to the Tribal officer. “So he scurried out of the area.” into “No surprise Humboldt County and tribal all went scurrying” ?

  • Whoa, acute Hoopiasis – Or is it Weed, whites, and wine? Hope everyone stays safe!

    • DEnuoement . young bloods 1970 ?weed wine and forgot. lol

      • Even Jesse came down from the ridgetop and moved to Hawaii. I think that song was done best by Ronstadt…

        “Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together now, try to love one another, right now…” Youngbloods

      • Actually that song was done by the Eagles!!!

  • I’m so glad no one was shot. Great job to our LEO’S and (according to the scanner ) A family member who helped talk this person out. Thank God no shots fired and this person will get the help they need.

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