On Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a call from Bear River Casino stating there was an unidentified male trespassing in one of their hotel rooms. A maid discovered the male asleep with a firearm lying next to him. Deputies, along with California Highway Patrol Officers, entered the hotel room undetected and secured the loaded firearm. Deputies identified the subject as 41 year old John Augborne, from Oakland. Augborne was found to be in possession of a nearly one ounce of heroin, a small amount of methamphetamine. It was discovered that Augborne had outstanding felony warrants, including a “parolee at large” warrant. Augborne was arrested without incident.
Augborne was transported to the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where he was booked for possession of a controlled substance; possession for sale of a controlled substance; being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm; and the outstanding felony warrants.
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.