Man Arrested for Threatening Neighbor With Firearm

officers at Trinidad brandishing

Officers discuss the incident with the suspect in handcuffs. [Photo by Bobby Kroeker]

This 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:

On 9-03-2017 at around 5:34 PM the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call reporting that a tenant at the Trailer Park at 306 View Street in Trinidad had threatened to shoot his next door neighbor. The reporting person told dispatch the suspect had pointed a semi-auto pistol at the neighbor and retreated back inside his trailer.

Units from the HCSO, California State Parks and the National Parks Service responded and set up a perimeter. A surround and call out was initiated and phone contact was made with the suspect. The suspect, identified as Robert Reid agreed to come out of his trailer and speak to the Deputies. After concluding the investigation, it was determined that Reid was in violation of PC417 (Brandishing) and was subsequently booked into the HCCF with out incident.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707)445-7251.

Earlier Chapter: Law Enforcement Seeking Assailant With Firearm in Trinidad



  • Respect your elders, obey them and don’t abuse them!


    I was about 12 in Appalachia when my neighbor shot a kid. My uncle and his pals would argue with the old-guy that didn’t like high-school kids walking past his house. He argued with everyone.
    One day the old coot came out with a rifle and shot poor Mike in the face as they are coming home from school.
    I go outside to see a body on the ground,and a large piece of meat on the car hood nearby.Gruesome.
    Never forgotten.

    Don’t fuck with people.You never know what their breaking point is.
    Drugged or sober. People are nuts.

    • Thats just it, people think that because they feel they are in the right they can mess with others, often they get away with it, but it is like playing with fire, sometimes they get burnt. I get fed up with people, truely do, because it seems no one is willing to just let others alone. Not saying blasting someone is ok but in the story you mentioned maybe if the kids had just decided that fucker was crazy and walked a differant path home mike would still be around

  • charles engebretson

    Old doesn’t mean good, right or better than anyone else..I’ve got an old neighbor who put cardboard Styrofoam some house trash and itching powder in a trash bag and set it in the dumpster cause the elderly woman who dug in the garbage for recycling banged the lid too loud every time…Then he sat back and watched her scratching her arms next to dumpster filled with bacteria…I’ll give you two guesses what kind of infection she got…but you’re only gonna need one….OLD DOES NOT MEAN GOOD

  • Yikes not a good neighbor!

  • So when is it illegal to tell someone to fuhk
    Off and point a pistol at them?

    • When it is not in defense of self or others, with reasonable fear of death or great bodily injury. Otherwise, you are just assaulting someone with a deadly weapon. With a firearms enhancement.

      • Well imo it isnt assult, it is just proving apoint that if they dont fuck off they will end up getting more then they thought. People today think that because there are laws they can act and force their will on others without fearing for their lives, then there are those who dont give a rats ass and pull a gun, me i am somewhere in the middle. I go through life trying to be respectful, yet when my respect is used against me it turns evil for others, all this passive agressive behaivor tends to lend itself to agression for folks who are doers instead of crying babies. Ya never know when the evil sides of folks will come out.

    • That’s how Jackie Chan spells “fu-k”. Coincidence: maybe!

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