The Sheriff’s Department, by its own admission, got the initial call at 9:15 on Saturday morning that escaped inmate Ronald Sanchez Jr. was on someone’s property and it took the HCSO 2hrs and 45 minutes to respond. This member of the “Sanchez Family Gang” had recently been involved in ripping-off and attempting to rip off other houses in the Dinsmore/Buck Mt vicinity. He and his gang were in the area that day to continue his crime spree, but attentive neighbors saw them in the area and knew that meant trouble.
The neighbors, many of whom are long time locals, had to band together and try to protect themselves and their property from these known Eureka based criminals (headquarters at 2505 Garland Street, Eureka). As it turned out, they wound up having to hold them at gun point for at least TWO hours waiting for the Sherriff’s Dept. to show up. When the criminal’s leader, Ronald Sanchez Jr., decided to run saying “shoot me in the back…I’m not going back to jail”, the citizens wisely chose not to fire. We all know what would have happened if they had. Unlike the hundreds of criminals openly operating with impunity in Eureka and Humboldt, these citizens would have been arrested and charged with murder or attempted murder and held without out bail. Then, they would be forced to spend lots of money defending themselves for months and months as the case dragged through the system.
The other two of Ronald Sanchez jr. sidekicks who were arrested are already out and back chillin’ at their main base of operations 2505 Garland Street, Eureka, right in EPD’s face. This is the same residence that Ronald Sanchez Jr. was picked up at yesterday and same residence that Silverio Sanchez was arrested up at. Interesting to note Walter and Silverio Shanchez have amazingly not been released, oh ya that’s because they’re locked up in Trinity County Jail were dangerous criminals are not just routinely released.
Kinda’ makes you wonder…..these criminals were wanted and continued to go back to their base of operations in Eureka. EPD was aware that the house on Garland was where they stay. Why hasn’t EPD been arresting these guys? The HCSO is notified that the wanted criminal is being held at gunpoint by the citizens. Why does it take them over two hours to respond? The answer is pretty simple; Chief Mills (AKA Murl Harpham II) and Sheriff Downer are shitty leaders who haven’t made the necessary changes to ensure that citizens can depend on Law Enforcement to respond or do their jobs.
Good luck Humboldt. It looks like it’s up to the citizens to make sure their lives and property are safe….