Eureka Police Department press release: 

On Sunday, 5/22/2016 at 4:43 p.m. hours, EPD officers responded to the 800 block of P Street for a report of shots fired. Upon arrival it was reported that Lance Adams (aka Lance Aubrey) had fired a weapon towards a silver vehicle. Adams was seen fleeing the area in a dark grey sedan.

Witnesses were contacted at the scene. The victim was uncooperative and details of the incident remain unclear.

At about 8:45 p.m. EPD officers initiated a traffic stop for vehicle code violations in the 200 block of 5th Street. Lance Adams was a passenger in the vehicle being driven by Gina Smith. There were multiple warrants for Adams’ arrest. Additional officers responded and Adams was detained without incident. He had a loaded 9mm handgun on his right hip. Smith was found with a .22 caliber pistol in her purse and a loaded magazine for the pistol on her person. Three other occupants in the vehicle, including one teenage juvenile were detained and eventually released. The teen was released to a guardian.

Officers recovered methamphetamine from Adams. A meth pipe and a stun gun were located inside the vehicle. Lance Loren Adams, 25, of Eureka and Gina Elizabeth Smith, 20, of Rio Dell, were arrested and transported to the Humboldt County Correction Facility without incident. Charges:

Lance Loren Adams


  • PC 29800(a) Felon with a Firearm (Felony)
  • PC 25850(a) Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place or Vehicle (Felony)
  • H&S 11370.1(a) Possession of a Controlled Substance (Felony)
  • PC 30305(a) (1) Felon in Possession of a Firearm (Felony)
  • H&S 11377(a) Possession of Methamphetamines (Misdemeanor)
  • H&S 11364(a) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor) PC 1203.2 (a) Violation of Felony Probation (Misdemeanor)
  • PC 417(a) (1) (Warrant) Brandishing a Weapon (Misdemeanor)
  • PC 211 (Warrant) Robbery (Felony) P
  • C 211 (Warrant) Robbery (Felony)
  • PC 148 (Warrant) Resisting Arrest (Misdemeanor)


Gina Elizabeth Smith

  • PC 25400(a) (1) Carrying a Concealed Weapon (Felony)
  • PC 25850(a) Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Public Place or Vehicle (Felony)
  • H&S 11364(a) Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Misdemeanor)