‘Don’t Pick Up Hitchhikers,’ Warns Lt. Fridley of the Sheriff’s Office After Traffic Collision Leaves Suspect Vehicle Damaged
Lt. Mike Fridley of the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Department warns Southern Humboldt residents not to pick up hitchhikers or to otherwise conduct business with strangers from out of the area after what appears to be two recent alleged marijuana deals which ended violently.
“This is too much of a coincidence,” he said as his department partners with the California Highway Patrol and Fortuna Police Department’s K-9 officer this evening to try and track down two black males that fled from a traffic accident involving a silver sedan on Hwy 101 between Redway and Garberville about 4:30 p.m. Fridley said that the accident today appears to be connected to marijuana deal that went wrong.
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The sedan in this accident looks very similar to one that, yesterday, was used to flee from another violent failed marijuana deal in which a man was struck with a firearm and thrown from the balcony of an Inn by two “heavier set African-American adults wearing blue jeans.”
“I would be concerned that they are looking for another vehicle to get out of the area,” Fridley explained. “Don’t be picking up any hitchhikers.”
And don’t be doing any marijuana deals with strangers.
UPDATE: We’re being told that the Bluffs and Evergreen are closed.
- Report From Garberville of a Man Carrying Firearm and Covered With Blood
- Man Struck With Firearm and Thrown Over Balcony of Motel While Allegedly Attempting to Sell Marijuana
- Driver With Firearm Flees Accident: Crash Possibly Involving Two Suspects That Allegedly Threw Man Off Balcony in Garberville Yesterday