On 11-19-2015, at approximately 9:10 a.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received an anonymous tip for one of the fugitive listed on the “Southern Humboldt’s Most Wanted Poster”. The tipster reported that Gretchen Brooks (age 38) was seen walking in the 900 block of Redwood Drive, Garberville.
Sheriff’s Deputies assigned to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office Garberville Station responded to the area. Deputies were able to locate Brooks and took her into custody without incident.
On 11-21-2015, at approximately 9:35 a.m., Sheriff’s Deputies were following up on a tip where an anonymous caller reported seeing Dennis Hicks (age 37) driving a green SUV type vehicle in the Miranda area. Deputies located the vehicle parked near a residence in the 100 block of Gibney Road, Miranda. Deputies located Hicks on the property and took him into custody without incident.
Both Hicks and Brooks were transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where they were booked for various warrants.
These arrests were based solely on information provided by anonymous tips.
Anyone with information for the Sheriff’s Office regarding the whereabouts of fugitives listed on the wanted poster, or related criminal activity, is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriff’s Office Garberville Station at 707-923-2761.