Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Garberville hotel shooting

At about 1 a.m., a man renting a room at the Garberville Motel on Redwood Drive reported that two men were outside his door yelling at him, according to a Humboldt County Sheriff's Office press release. When he looked through the peephole of the door, he saw one of the men was armed with a rifle.

The man in the hotel room moved into the bathroom and called 911. While he was on the phone with dispatchers, one of the suspects allegedly fired six or seven shots into the door, according to the press release.

A responding deputy spotted two men walking away from the motel, and recognized one of the subjects from the caller's description. Chris David Collins, 58, and Christopher William Dalzin, 22, both of Garberville, were arrested at the scene. The deputy also located a loaded rifle on the ground near the men, according to the press release....

Collins and Dalzin were booked into the Humboldt County jail on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and shooting at an inhabited dwelling, according to the Sheriff's Office. Collins was also booked on suspicion of a probation violation and is ineligible to post bail due to his probation status. Dalzin's bail was set at $100,000.

Should be interesting.


  1. ...and suddenly the streets are cleaner in Garberville.

  2. Garberville is in the middle of an armed, extremely paranoid "community" of pot growers.

    Many of them routinely ride around the town armed to the teeth--and stoned.

  3. ohYeah..Crime is down Paul.


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