Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office:

On 1/18/2024, at about 6:31 pm, Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 3600 block of Heindon Road near Arcata for the report of an altercation with a firearm.

Deputies arrived on scene and spoke with the victim of the altercation. Deputies learned the suspect, identified as 38-year-old Disiree George, and the victim were in a dispute over a vehicle. The victim told deputies that George pointed a handgun at him, threatened to shoot him and burn his house down.  George left the area shortly before deputies arrived on scene.  Deputies took a report and also began looking for the suspect.

Deputies later located the suspect vehicle, unoccupied and parked at a residence on Cedar Street in Arcata. Upon closer examination, a semi-automatic handgun was observed in plain view inside the vehicle.  

Based on the totality of circumstances, sheriff’s deputies authored a search warrant for the residence. A search warrant was approved by a Humboldt County Superior Court Judge and a search of the residence was conducted. During the search, deputies contacted and arrested the suspect, Disiree George. The firearm and other evidence were seized at the scene.   

George was subsequently transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility. George was charged with assault with a firearm (PC245(B)), criminal threats, (PC 422(A), brandishing (PC 417(A)(2), and felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(A)(1)).

This case is still under investigation. 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.y