There nothing else to say but that this is the DIRECT result of putting an activist DA in office. Gallegos' 99 plant defacto legalization of POT in Humboldt County has led us to this.
◼ EPD searches for home invasion suspects
Police officers scoured sections of Eureka Tuesday afternoon, looking for a potentially armed suspect after another (armed) marijuana-related home invasion robbery.
According to a Eureka Police Department press release, Conte Leshan Watson, 30, of Eureka, and another suspect -- described as a 25- to 30-year-old, 6-foot, 2-inch black male -- allegedly held two victims at gunpoint in an M Street home before making off with a pound of marijuana and an undisclosed amount of cash. Scanner traffic indicated the two suspects fled the scene in a green Ford Bronco, which was later recovered near Washington and A streets.
According to scanner traffic, the victims reported that the suspects brandished a 9 mm or .22-caliber pistol during the robbery, and took one victim's cell phone, as well as the marijuana and cash.
The victims knew the two suspects, according to the press release, and had shared medical marijuana with them in the past.
”This time,” the press release states, “the suspects placed the victims in a prone position at gunpoint and stole cash and approximately one pound of marijuana.”
EPD Chief Garr Nielsen said the robbery victims also allegedly had marijuana growing on the premises....
...Nielsen said Tuesday's incident appears to be just the latest in a growing trend of marijuana-related robberies.
”We certainly have seen an increase, and it's very concerning,” Nielsen said. “We are seeing an increase of home invasions, and that's often times the result of grow houses, and people who are growing far in excess of what's permitted under 215.”
Because of the illicit nature of marijuana grows and sales, Nielsen said it is difficult for his officers to take measures to help prevent these types of robberies. But, Nielsen said, getting a handle on grow houses would go a long ways toward reducing the number of such incidences.
To that end, Nielsen said he'd like to see Humboldt County adopt the stricter medical marijuana guidelines of the state attorney general. Currently, Humboldt County allows 215 patients to grow either in a 99-square-foot space or 99 plants -- much more lenient rules than the state guidelines, which allow 12 immature plants or six mature plants.
... I have yet to see a home invasion robbery where the victim was complying with the attorney general's guidelines.”...