On 02-05-2015 at about 2:20 p.m. a search warrant was signed by a Humboldt County Superior Court Judge for the residence in this incident. After the residence was searched, deputies seized the below listed firearms as evidence. Biondini is still in custody with a $500,000 dollar bail.
1. Windham Weaponry AR-15 type semi-automatic rifle - 223 - with 1 loaded high capacity magazine
2. Ruger Mini-30 semi-automatic rifle - 7.63X39mm - with 2 loaded high capacity magazines
3. Winchester bolt action rifle - 30-06
4. Winchester lever action rifle – 30 caliber
5. Ruger 77-22 semi-automatic rifle - 22 Hornet
6. Winchester pump shotgun - 12 Gauge
7. Winchester lever action rifle - 22 LR
8. Ruger 10-22 semi-automatic rifle - 22 LR
9. P-38 semi-automatic pistol - 9 MM Lugar
On 02-05-2015 at about 9:30 a.m. the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report, regarding shots being fired in the direction of the Hoopa High School off Highway 96 Hoopa. Hoopa High School decided to go into lock down, because of the shots being fired in the direction of the school. When deputies arrived on scene they were assisted by Humboldt County Juvenile Probation Officer, who happened to be in the area.
When deputies arrived on scene they learned the shots originated from a residence located at the intersection of Loop Road and Matilton Cutoff Road, Hoopa. This residence is located about 50 yards from the school. Deputies then contacted a female victim, who stated, she was in a verbal argument this morning with her husband, 33 year old, Brandon Joseph Biondini. The victim stated that during the argument with Biondini, she started to walk away from the residence.
As she was walking away, she heard the sounds of a round being racked into a rifle. The victim said she then started to run. She said she heard (3) three rounds being fired in her direction. The victim escaped without being injured.
Deputies located Biondini driving a truck on Pine Creek Road, Hoopa a short time later and took him into custody without incident. Biondini was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, criminal threats, and domestic violence and for discharging a firearm in a negligent manner. Biondini was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility in Eureka. Biondini bail was set at $500,000 dollars.
The weapon in this incident has not been recovered and deputies are currently on scene securing the residence for a search warrant.
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.
Mike Downey, Sheriff