Feb 23, 2017

15,000 bail for Perez; no bail for Ramirez, HCSO investigating

On Thursday, February 23, 2017 at about 1448 hours, Humboldt County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to Bowie Road, Loleta for a report of possible shots fired. The female juvenile victim reported two male suspects only known as Tim and Spookie fired shots towards her and 4 of her friends. The victim was able to provide a vehicle description associated with the suspects. Victims and her friends were uninjured.

While enroute to the incident location a vehicle matching the description was observed by deputies traveling near Tompkins Hill. Two occupants were observed in the vehicle. Once deputies caught up to the vehicle at Broadway 76 in Eureka a traffic stop was initiated. Suspect vehicle failed to yield and a vehicle pursuit began. The pursuit traveled South on Highway 101 and ended at Johnny’s RV Park, King Salmon, where the occupants then fled on foot. 

California Highway Patrol and Eureka Police Officers arrived at Johnny’s RV Park to assists deputies in locating the two suspects. After searching the area Reuben Manuel Perez, age 32 was taken into custody. The second suspect entered a mobile home in Johnny’s RV Park and a perimeter was set up. With verbal commands deputies were eventually able to convince the suspect to come outside where he was taken into custody without incident. The second suspect was identified as Timothy Scott Ramirez, age 47.     

Perez and Ramirez were both arrested and booked at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. Perez was booked on two felony warrants and resisting arrest. Perez bail was set at $15,000. Ramirez was booked on a felony warrant, evading a peace officer, resisting arrest and possession for sale of controlled sustain. Ramirez is being held without bail. This case is still under investigation.                                                                                                


  1. Perhaps when time permits, you can take on the topic of why a serious alleged offense like this merits only a $15K Bond, when relatively minor offenses garner a $50K Bond.

    And how the usually/gernallyy obscenely high Bonds deprive people from the ability to hire private counsel.

    The purpose of Bond is, of course, to help ensure/motivate attendance, not to punish people or deprive them of the right/ability to hire an attorney of their choice.

    1. Will do Terry. I will have a post on this as soon as I can get a response from the appropriate authorities.

  2. Perez was booked into the jail on 2 warrants (not bail eligible), and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. The $15k bail is on the misdemeanor and the amount is based on a schedule set by the Courts. Ramirez was booked in on a warrant and new felony charges. He is not eligible for bail until he goes to Court or the DA does not file within 72 hours and he would be released