From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 03-31-2015 at about 8:12 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were dispatched to the area of Big Hill Road in Hoopa for an intoxicated subject firing a firearm into the air, in a residential area. While Sheriff’s Deputies were en-route to the area, they learned the suspect, Cameron Saxon (age 21 of Hoopa), is on probation with a search and seizure clause.

When Sheriff’s Deputies arrived on scene, a witness showed them the trailer Saxon was in. Sheriff’s Deputies called Saxon out of the trailer and detained him without incident. A search was conducted on the trailer and Sheriff’s Deputies located a Ruger Mini 14 rifle, a small amount of ammunition and about 2 grams of suspected methamphetamine. Deputies learned Saxon is a convicted felon and is not allowed to possess firearms or ammunition. Saxon was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility for negligent discharge of a firearm PC 246.3, felon in possession of ammunition PC 30305(a), felon in possession of a firearm PC 29800(a)(1), possession of a controlled substance H&S 11377(a) and violation of probation PC 1203.2.

No one was injured during this incident.

Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriff’s Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.