On June 17, 2019, at about 8:00 a.m., officers with the Eureka Police Department responded to the 800 block of K Street for the report of a male nodding off inside of a parked vehicle. Officers located the vehicle and made contact with Benjamin Pearsall (38 of Eureka).
A check for warrants revealed that Pearsall had two warrants. Detectives with the Problem Oriented Policing Unit (POP) responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation. Pearsall was found to be in possession of nearly a half pound of methamphetamine, a quarter pound of heroin, marijuana, and a loaded handgun.
Pearsall was arrested and booked into the Humboldt County Correctional Facility on his outstanding warrants and for fresh charges of: possession of a controlled substance while armed, possession of a controlled substance for sales, transport of controlled substances, possession and transport of narcotics for sales, felon in possession of a firearm, and possession of over 28.5 grams of marijuana.
The POP team investigates ongoing drug and nuisance problems in our city. Voice messages left on the POP line (707) 441-4371 are checked routinely, though the phone line is not monitored regularly. To report in progress crimes, always call our dispatch center at (707) 441-4044.