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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