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Location: Willow Creek
On 10-27-2012, approximately 12:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office was notified by a citizen that a male subject was acting suspiciously outside the Early Bird Café, Willow Creek. A deputy and California Highway Patrol officer responded to the scene and met with the subject described. While speaking with the subject they saw the subject had a green canvass bag at his feet. The bag was partially unzipped. The deputy could see the handle of a weapon inside the bag. The deputy retrieved the weapon which was a pump action shotgun with a pistol grip. The barrel of the shotgun appeared to be sawed off and less than the legal limit. The subject, Pedro Nicholas Vazquez Jr., 34 years old of Willow Creek, was arrested for possession of the illegal weapon. He was transported and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility where his bail was set at $25,000.00.
Anyone with information for the Sheriffs Office regarding this case or related criminal activity is encouraged to call the Sheriffs Office at 707-445-7251 or the Sheriffs Office Crime Tip line at 707-268-2539.