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On Friday, April 15, 2016 at about 12:40 p.m., Humboldt County Deputy Sheriffs responded to the 100 block of Church Ln, Carlotta, for an assault report. It was reported to deputies the 65 year old male victim has a restraining order against his son, 33 year old Daniel Michael Pollard. Deputies responded to the residence and could hear a loud verbal altercation taking place. Deputies spoke with the male victim. The male victim stated Pollard shoved him and caused him to fall. The victim told deputies on a previous date, Pollard had broken the victim’s ribs. Deputies arrested Pollard and requested a search warrant for firearms that may be in Pollard’s bedroom in violation of the restraining order.
Pollard was taken to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for assault and battery, attempting to dissuade a witness to testify, elder abuse, and his multiple warrants. The warrants were for assault, battery, resisting/delaying/obstructing a public officer, elder abuse, dissuading a witness, and violation of a domestic violence restraining order. Pollard’s bail was set at $275,000.
A search warrant was granted by a Humboldt County Superior Court Judge. During the search, deputies located three rifles, one modified handgun, multiple caliber magazines, and over 100 boxes of ammunition. A search of the back yard also revealed multiple hiding spots, including a tunnel leading to a bunker.
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.