Report of a Suspicious Vehicle Leads to Arrest of Man With Needles and Other Paraphernalia, Says Sheriff’s Office

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:

Bret Aaron HensleyOn July 30, 2018, at about 8 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Allen Court in the unincorporated area of Eureka for the report of a suspicious vehicle and occupant.

Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the occupant of the vehicle, 26-year-old Bret Aaron Hensley of Eureka. While searching Hensley and the vehicle, deputies located a dirk/dagger, hypodermic needles and other drug paraphernalia.

Hensley was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a dirk/dagger, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation.

Report suspicious activity in your neighborhood to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at (707) 268-2539.



  • Violation of probation? Unheard of , our current judicial system works great!

    • feel free to flip thru his 1,172 friends on one of his 5 FB accounts to get a better understanding of our community and what’s to come. he’s a real winner and his parents should be proud.

      • For real tho? I mean obviously his parents aren’t proud, what an asshole thing to say! Do you have children? I am assuming you don’t because if you did then you would know how painful it is to put your whole heart and soul into raising these tiny humans who end up growing up to make their own decisions to be shitty people. Trust me when I tell you it has nothing to do with the way he was raised and everything to do with the choices he decided to make. Why is it that people feel the need to throw the parent’s under the bus? Do you not think they are mortified enough at the fact that their kids face is all over the local news? Then people like you have to come in and make them feel even worse! SMH…get a life.

        • you are calling it the way you want to see it. I feel parenting should require a permit and if you put this down on your application you would get denied. my kid is in college and not out shooting, looting, and hustlin. Eureka has a serious problem and its only getting worse and this is why.

          • You are a fucking moron. Will the parent’s permit to have kids be retroactively revoked? Explain, dipshit.

          • [edit] you can raise a whole family of children and each one will turn out differently even though they were all raised in the same house under the same rules

        • Too often, the apple does not fall from the tree. Just sayin…

          • Confusing proximity or probability with cause is such a common logic error it is usually the first fallacy discussed by academicians in basic logic classes. Just because there are more locals from which to create criminals and that families with locally prominent names are more likely recognized than the single immigrant, she has arrived at the idea that locals are inherently more criminal and less educated. It’s the same error that would be made by someone saying that a specific car brand causes accidents when they are simply more numerous and easily identified in police reports. It confuses probability (more of that car brand) with cause (poor driving.)

            Sometimes there may be a real issue but people who use that fallacy don’t understand that much more needs to be thought through and investigated than looking up family names in the news if they want valid conclusions.

            • I use data, you should try some. there are Census maps that paint a clear picture. our violent crime rate is 140% higher than the nation average.

      • So sad….wonder if he still works at Dazey’s? Wonder if they know what he does on his off time. It tends to spill over to work eventually.

        • @Callitlikeitis, People with low self esteem and no ambition want others to fail. When you have low self esteem , everything around you is a threat, hence every failure is a joy to you. You may even use your time to creep on someone’s 5 fb accounts. Community is no good, this dude is no good, facebook no good……hey lookie how good I am.

          Mr Hensley needs some help. Anyone who feels the need to grind this man under their heel needs even more help.

        • We got rid of him a long time ago at Dazeys. Can’t snort pills in the bathroom all day and get paid for it.

  • This guy better get ready for double secret probation. It’s the probation level between first probation and third probation.

  • About time the Sheriff’s help the community instead of hurt it

  • Does anybody know what kind of car..there were suspicious guys lurking around sohum couple days ago..white ford cameras have pics of peoples gate..ripped offs…

  • No news here

  • another loser to lazey to work spoiled from nothing maybe entitled on welfare.
    minim wage is not enough to do something with your time.
    everyone wants to get paid for being a dumb ass.

  • Although this man was on probation and the police probably had a right to search him at will, the idea that carrying a knife and having a syringe seems pretty slim reason to arrest someone. I suppose it depends on the type of knife but, as a livestock owner, I can have both those things in my pocket. On occasion I have gone to town having forgotten and left them in my jacket pocket and I find it worrisome that this might get me arrested in the wrong circumstances.

  • Private Commentor

    Mr. Hensley is not a bad guy just because he was caught with needles, drug paraphernalia and a knife. He is in fact a very kind, generous, giving and friendly young man. Brett would literally give you the shirt off his back that’s the type of guy he is I’ve seen it firsthand when he offered help to someone he didn’t know that was homeless and wearing dirty clothes. Brett was simply at the wrong place at the wrong time and has a drug problem. He wasn’t beating, robbing or raping anyone he was simply ” looking suspicious.” Sorry you’re getting vilified for this man in the court of public opinion.

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