Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On Feb. 27, 2020, at about 12:08 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies on patrol in the area of U.S. Highway 101 and Giuntoli Lane conducted a traffic stop for a vehicle code violation.


The vehicle was occupied by three subjects, one of which was found to be on active probation with a search clause. During a search of the vehicle, deputies located two loaded, stolen firearms, cannabis, cocaine, and a ski mask.

Tyrone Anthony Ridguard, 43, of Houston, Texas, was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of carrying a concealed stolen firearm (PC 25400(c)(2)), possession of a loaded firearm known to be stolen (PC 25850(c)(2)), possession of stolen property (PC 496(a)), possession of a controlled substance (HS 11350), possession of marijuana (HS 11357(b)), possession of marijuana while driving (VC 23222(b)), and failure to stop at a stop sign (VC 22450(a)).

The other two occupants were released at the scene.

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