Sep 9, 2016

Bail set at $75,000 for John Thomas Burbridge arrested by APD for alleged possession of loaded firearm in public, weapons and ammo

John Burbridge was arraigned yesterday in Courtroom 1. He was arraigned on four counts. His bail was set at $75,000.

His court appointed attorney, Conflict Counsel's Mr. David Lee, tried to get him released on OR because he is a HSU student, no prior local criminal history except "a potential out of state 7 years ago."

Deputy District Attorney Brent Kling acknowledged defense's comments about criminal history but cited public safety concerns in opposing OR. Judge Feeney agreed, OR was denied.

Time was not waived.

Intervention is on September 14 at 3 p.m. and Preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 21.


Sep 5, 2016


25 year old John Thomas Burbridge arrested by APD for alleged posession of assault weapon







On Monday September 5, 2016 at approximately 4:00 am, the Arcata Police Department was dispatched to investigate a citizen report of a suspicious male associated with a van in a parking lot on the 1100 block of G Street in Arcata.  Officers contacted the male inside the vehicle who was identified as 25-year-old Arcata resident John Thomas Burbridge.

During the investigation officers learned Burbridge was in possession of loaded firearms in his vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded two loaded 12 gauge shot-guns and one .223 caliber assault rifle which was loaded with high capacity magazines.

Burbridge was taken into custody and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on the following charges:

· PC 25850(a)- Carrying Loaded Firearm in Public

· PC 30605(a)-  Possession of Assault Weapon

· PC 32310(a)- Manufacture, Importation, Sale, Loan Large-Capacity Magazine

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