On June 15, 2022, at about 11:58 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a Blue Lake residence for the report of a possible overdose.
Emergency medical personnel were first to arrive at the residence and administered Narcan to an unresponsive infant. The infant was successfully revived and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.
During their investigation at the residence, deputies located controlled substances in unsecured and easily accessible locations. The infant’s father, 45-year-old Joseph Charles Reinik, was taken into custody and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on charges of child endangerment (PC 273a(a)). The infant was placed into safe custody.
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.
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