Grenades and Weapons Found at Home of Woman Acting Erratically
Information from Rio Dell Police:
On November 1, 2019, Officers Landry and Mitchell checked on a woman who was acting in an erratic manner. They located a rifle and a pistol on the woman’s front porch, both of which were unloaded. An evaluation was conducted and it was determined that the woman should be detained for a mental health evaluation at Sempervirens.
The two weapons were seized and before the woman was transported to Eureka, she gave consent to Officer Landry to search for additional weapons.
Officer Landry located two more firearms, as well as two hand grenades.
The Sheriff’s Department bomb squad was contacted and the immediate neighbors were advised of the situation.
When the bomb squad arrived, they took control of the grenades, transported them to a location on Blue Slide Road and destroyed them with explosives. It was not possible to determine if the grenades were live or inert before their destruction.
No criminal charges are pending at this time.