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From the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Oct. 10, 2018, at about 9 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies conducted an investigation following reports of trespassing and illegal activities on North Coast Railroad Authority property, located on Alder Ave. in Alderpoint.

While on scene, deputies located and removed two trespassers, and found several junk cars, biohazardous materials, and trash discarded on the property. Deputies also located and eradicated approximately 241 growing cannabis plants. Additionally, during the course of their investigation, deputies discovered that trespassers had manipulated a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) power source to steal electricity. PG&E responded to the scene to investigate and disconnect the power source.

The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office is working with the North Coast Railroad Authority to address the junk cars and hazardous materials found on the property, in addition to the ongoing trespassing issues. Citizens are encouraged to report trespassers on this property to the Sheriff’s Office at (707) 445-7251.