On Feb. 13, 2022, at about 11:53 a.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a residence on the 200 block of Old Dolly Varden Road in Blue Lake to conduct follow-up investigation into an ongoing trespassing issue.
During their investigation, deputies located 65-year-old William O’Brien Gammill inside a vehicle parked on the property without permission. Deputies learned that the property owner had asked Gammill to leave prior to this contact, however, Gammill did not comply with that request. Gammill was taken into custody for trespassing. During a search of Gammill and his vehicle incident to arrest, deputies located a firearm, ammunition and over 7 grams of Methamphetamine.
Gammill was booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of possession of a controlled substance (HC 11377(a)), possession of a controlled substance while armed (HS 11370.1(a)), prohibited person in possession of ammunition (PC 30305(a)), felon in possession of a firearm (PC 29800(a)) and trespassing (PC 602).
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.
William O’Brien Gammill Booking Photo | Humboldt County Correctional Facility